hiroyuki shinozaki: house H
 
hiroyuki shinozaki: house H
dec 13, 2012

hiroyuki shinozaki: house H

‘house H’ by hiroyuki shinozaki, matsudo, japanimage © neoplus610

 

 

 

japanese architect hiroyuki shinozaki‘s ‘house H’ in matsudo, chiba prefecture, takes the iconographic image of the house and reinvents the interior sequence of spaces. the all-wood construction is organized by two clusters of 4 columns creating repetitive frames of two-dimensional Y-shaped column trees that delineate three separate sections and heights connected by an interstitial platform.

 

this shift is acknowledged on the ground level as well as the exposed concrete floor is broken in the middle by a slightly elevated timber platform that contains the stairs and central kitchen. the upper level keeps a constant connection to the lower storey, almost as nests perched upon tree branches living between and through the canopy of the forking pillars. skylights present in each bedroom can be opened for light and ventilation, as the interior functions as one thermal space.

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hfront entrance facing eastimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hmain living spaceimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hraised wood platform and integrated kitchen counterimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hdining areaimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hkitchenimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hsecond-storey program sits between the columnsimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house H(left) view from the ground(right) view form the upper storeyimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hstairsimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hupper storey platforms create a sequence above the living spaceimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Himage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hbedroomimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Himage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hwooden loft in bedroomimage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Himage © neoplus610

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Himage © hiroyuki shinozaki architects

hiroyuki shinozaki: house Hmodelimage © hiroyuki shinozaki architects

  • I am intrigued to know how the centre of the ‘Y’ timber structure has the strength to do the job it has to do, as the junction of three pieces of wood meeting is inherently weak. Otherwise I do admire the geometric skills employed, although the kitchen area looks decidedly bare and under-provided for.

    sultony
  • what’s the deal with ridiculous balustrades that don’t stick to regulations…. is this a new trend?

    Niyi
  • Are there any regulations around handrails, ballustrades etc in Japan?

    oliver
  • :))))))))))))))))))))))))
    thank you

    Paedra

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
506,224 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine