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

ikeda yukie 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 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 image © koichi torimura

 

 

ground level image © koichi torimura

 

 

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

 

 

section 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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