ikeda yukie ono toshiharu architects: sunbrella house
ikeda yukie ono toshiharu architects: sunbrella house ikeda yukie ono toshiharu architects: sunbrella house
nov 10, 2011

ikeda yukie ono toshiharu architects: sunbrella house


‘sunbrella house’ by ikeda yukie architects, ome, japan
image © koichi torimura
all images courtesy of ikeda yukie architects



ome is a rural town located outside of tokyo, japan, where japanese firm ikeda yukie ono toshiharu architects has recently completed
‘sunbrella house’. the structure is situated on a slopping hill with views of mountains to the south and a preserved forest to the north and east.
taking into consideration the surrounding landscape the form has no sharp edges and all corners have been rounded to mimic the topography.
the open space concept allows for radial circulation and uninterrupted views of the neighborhood and bordering countryside.


the roof and projecting eave respond to the seasonal climate providing protection from sudden storms and the severe summer sun.
the extended contours of the ceiling rafters are exposed to resemble the spokes of an umbrella providing the interior with a structural
detail of the form. to reduce air volume and surface area of the exterior facade, the upper level links into the lower portion
minimizing energy need for heating. water from the on-site well is used like a sponge underneath the terrace to cool the roof in the summer.



canopy providing natural shade
image © koichi torimura



surrounding neighbourhood
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ground level
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dining area with main entrance beyond
image © koichi torimura



(left) dining area
(right) view from dining table

images © koichi torimura



(left) detail of rounded edges
(right) washroom
images © koichi torimura



ceiling detail
image © koichi torimura



living space
image © koichi torimura



exterior on sloping site
image © koichi torimura



exterior detail of sloping site
image © koichi torimura



site plan
image © ikeda yukie architects



image © ikeda yukie architects



(top) level 1
(bottom) level 0

image © ikeda yukie architect



project info:



architect: ikeda yukie architects
project leads: ikead yukie, oho toshiharu
structural design: MID architectural structure laboratory, kato yukihior, bab takasi
contractor: fuji construction + planning
site: ome tokyo japan
principal use: single family house
structure: second floor wooden house
total area: 86 square meters
completed: 2011

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