dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya
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sep 01, 2011

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya

‘a house in omiya’ by dai nagasaka / méga in kyoto, japan all images courtesy dai nagasaka / méga image © kei sugino




‘a house in omiya’ by japanese atelier dai nagasaka / méga is a two-family home at a corner of a street in kyoto, japan. experimenting with the form and elements of a hirari – a traditional japanese structure where the entrance runs parallel to the roof’s ridge – the design features an exposed wooden ceiling that peaks to the inner corner of the building.

image © kei sugino




occupying a corner lot of a three-way junction in the street, the design exhibits three faces to the road. the faceted elevation creates a private nook that accommodates a sheltered entrance. a continuous strip of glazing wraps around the surface, balancing out the solid expression of the exterior with a slice of transparency.

image © kei sugino




with a rhythmic display of wooden beams, the interior weighs focus on the ceiling which slopes up to the southwest corner of the house. a rectangular volume has been inserted into the layout, serving as the circulation and utility core of the residence, as well as providing structural support for the roof form. a small room is also hosted at the top of the form, providing a private area from the communal space below. the linear window injects views of the park into the atmosphere of the living space.

image © kei sugino

image © kei sugino

image © kei sugino

night view of entrance image © kei sugino

schematic diagram (left) roof plan (right) floor plan

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

floor plan / level +1 (upper part)




project info:


site area: 106.38 m2 building area: 65.44 m2 total floor area: 125.36 m2 storeys: 2 main construction: wood

  • The house features several interesting elements. Just two things:

    – the strip window doesn`t do any good to the exterior image of the house (in my opinion).
    – I just don´t understand a main entrance door incapable of being totally opened (at least 90 degrees)

    Fernando says:
  • Love the design, might not be entirely practical, but when you focus on form you rarely retain all the functionality.

    CWI Manufacturing says:
  • is interesting how the house is very cold on the outside but warm inside
    I dont understand why take such a classic urban tipology to shape the exterior form when there is no such thing in the neighborhood really.
    The doos is too squematic.
    Very formal, nice shot!

    juliano says:

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