ido, kenji architectural studio: house in tamatsu ido, kenji architectural studio: house in tamatsu
oct 09, 2012

ido, kenji architectural studio: house in tamatsu

‘house in tamatsu’ by ido, kenji architectural studio, osaka, japan image © yohei sasakura all images courtesy of ido, kenji architectural studio

japanese firm ido, kenji architectural studio have completed ‘house in tamatsu’, a three storey dwelling for a family of four in an urban district of osaka, japan. once a two level wooden houses bordered by an array of small homes and businesses, this tight, narrow 43.21 square meter plot now sports a taller structure to capture the natural illumination inside the home. the plan minimizes load bearing walls and pillars to allow daylight to reach the living spaces on the lowest levels from an overhead skylight. a delicate stair of open tread steps are formed with box-shaped units secured to the wall.

the parents bedroom and bathroom were placed on the ground floor while the children’s bedrooms were placed on the first storey at a 14 degree angle to the grid. the areas between the exterior walls and rotated rooms became voids within the floor plates to allow natural light to filter through the interior’s white surfaces. another stair leading to the rooftop terrace is enclosed with inclined partitions to deviate from the rectilinear form.

street elevation image © yohei sasakura

ground level living + dining area and kitchen image © yohei sasakura

(left) voids within the floor plates brings light to the ground level (right) light filters into the basement through the steps images © yohei sasakura

views continue through the stairway images © yohei sasakura

interior palette of light wood and concrete image © yohei sasakura

view of the living room through the stairs image © yohei sasakura

stairs to first level images © yohei sasakura

(left) view to front door (right) triangulated skylight over stairway images © yohei sasakura

light cascades down the white walls images © yohei sasakura

image © yohei sasakura

first floor image © yohei sasakura

image © yohei sasakura

image © yohei sasakura

image © yohei sasakura

images © yohei sasakura

stairs to roof terrace images © yohei sasakura

light entering the light well image © yohei sasakura

light entering from rooftop windows images © yohei sasakura

rooftop terrace image © yohei sasakura

image © yohei sasakura

bathroom image © yohei sasakura

at dusk image © yohei sasakura

image © yohei sasakura

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

roof plan

project info:

project name: house in tamatsu use: residence site: osaka, japan architect: kenji ido / ido, kenji architectural studio design period: march. 2011 – february. 2012 construction period: march. 2012 – july. 2012 structural engineer: masakazu taguchi / taguchi atelier planning structure structure system: timber construction total floor area: 94.46 sqm building area: 32.75 sqm plot area: 43.21sqm building scale: 3 storeys photography: yohei sasakura

  • Stairs are cool, but looks a bit unreliable.

    ABee says:
  • Cute house, terrible view of neighbor’s blankets from second level windows. It could be avoided.

    Edggardo ID says:
  • Too many beautiful things to see.
    Too few words to express.

    Ideas are thoughts.
    Thoughts may be unworkable.
    What is real?
    Thoughts become reality.
    As always.

    My compliments.

    Nus Aipassa

    Nus Aipassa says:
  • Quite a cute house.
    However the house stands out from the urban fabric, wouldnt it have been a concern for the architect, to create something that merges with the existing urban fabric.

    subhankar says:
  • statement.
    grammatically parallel response to first statement.

    slightly unrelated philosophy
    like haiku,
    pose reflective question?
    poetic, deep meanings.
    all knowing wisdom.

    my opinion.

    my name.
    (ive now graced you with my comment)

    my name again says:
  • love those stairs

    dbkii says:
  • Lovely stairs but makes me feel a little insecure.

    Santillana says:

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