hiroyuki shinozaki: house H
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.

front entrance facing eastimage © neoplus610

main living spaceimage © neoplus610

raised wood platform and integrated kitchen counterimage © neoplus610

dining areaimage © neoplus610

kitchenimage © neoplus610

second-storey program sits between the columnsimage © neoplus610

(left) view from the ground(right) view form the upper storeyimage © neoplus610

stairsimage © neoplus610

upper storey platforms create a sequence above the living spaceimage © neoplus610

image © neoplus610

bedroomimage © neoplus610

image © neoplus610

wooden loft in bedroomimage © neoplus610

image © neoplus610

image © hiroyuki shinozaki architects

modelimage © hiroyuki shinozaki architects

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    thank you

    Paedra says:
  • Are there any regulations around handrails, ballustrades etc in Japan?

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

    Niyi says:
  • 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 says:

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