daisuke yamashita architects has completed a residential structure by utilizing local, industrial materials. the residence, a space for a family of five, is located in aisai city, in japan’s aichi prefecture. as a result of controlled urbanization efforts in the area, the surrounding land is largely empty. with this particular context, the architects opted to utilize basic, yet sophisticated geometries. the building is mainly composed of an 8.2 meter cube segmented into a nine-grid three story structure. 


the residence is located in an industrial area and utilizes locally sourced materials
all images by takeshi yamagishi

 

 

the daisuke yamashita-designed residence rests lightly on a concrete base, while the strength and support of the structure comes from latticed steel H-beams, foundation and braces, as well as eight slender steel pillars supporting the vertical load in the center and four corners of the building. ‘within this cubic volume, on the exterior of the completely internalized spaces, we inserted three large semi-outdoor spaces,’ describe the architects. ‘the interior aluminum sash panels and exterior translucent polycarbonate folding doors can be opened and closed, creating dynamic indoor and outdoor environments: an intermediary region that allows for flexible space usage.’ the exterior is covered in galvanized steel and polycarbonate corrugated sheets.


the architects designed a cubed structure with an additional passageway leading to the door


the area’s urbanization is heavily controlled so the building is not surrounded by many structures


the interior space is cut by a nine-grid matrix


the use of simple geometries add to the structure’s overall industrial appeal


the square/cube motif is utilized in many aspects of the interior


the window walls open creating an intimate connection with the surrounding buildings


the exterior is covered in galvanized steel and polycarbonate corrugated sheeting


the structure sits upon an exposed concrete foundation


the translucent polycarbonate folding doors can be easily opened and closed


the structure is supported by latticed H-beams and eight slender steel pillars

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