dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya
 
dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya
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.

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya 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.

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya 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.

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya image © kei sugino

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya image © kei sugino

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya image © kei sugino

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya night view of entrance image © kei sugino

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya schematic diagram (left) roof plan (right) floor plan

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya site plan

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya floor plan / level 0

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya floor plan / level +1

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya floor plan / level +1 (upper part)

dai nagasaka / méga: a house in omiya section

 

 

project info:

 

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

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

    CWI Manufacturing
  • 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

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
507,247 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine