hisanori ban connects three storey house with gently ascending ramp
photo by shigetomo mizuno
all images courtesy of bandesign

 

 

 

in the japanese coastal city of yatomi, architect hisanori ban has completed a three storey dwelling where each area of the home is connected through a gently ascending ramp. behind the exterior’s concrete earthquake-proof walls, a connected series of rooms offers residents communal and secluded living space, with a large open plan kitchen found at ground floor level. above, individual volumes that open out onto the ramped circulation route can be closed to ensure privacy, creating an insulating double skin in the process. a roof terrace is found at the culmination of the incline, offering views across the residential neighborhood.

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
the bold exterior features concrete earthquake-proof walls
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
a connected series of rooms offers residents both communal and secluded living space
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
a large open plan kitchen found at ground floor level
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
each area of the home is connected through the gently ascending ramp
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
individual volumes that open out onto the ramped circulation route can be closed to ensure privacy
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
additional walls help create an insulating double skin
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
the master bedroom contains a ladder that leads to a lofted area of the plan
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
a roof terrace is found at the culmination of the incline
photo by shigetomo mizuno

hisanori ban bandesign turn turn turn japan house designboom
the building is located in a residential neighborhood of yatomi
photo by shigetomo mizuno

 

 

project info:

 

name: turn,turn,turn,
architects: hisanori ban / bandesign, ltd.
location: yatomi, aichi prefecture, japan
site area: 213.26 sqm
building area: 86.44sqm
completed: 2014
photography:  shigetomo mizuno