jun igarashi organizes artist-studio home within connected wooden blocks in japan
jun igarashi organizes artist-studio home within connected wooden blocks in japan
feb 23, 2016

jun igarashi organizes artist-studio home within connected wooden blocks in japan

jun igarashi organizes artist-studio home within connected wooden blocks in japan
all images © sergio pirrone




called the ‘bending house in oasa’, the artist studio-cum-residence is a project by japanese architect jun igarashi. located in ebetsu – a suburb of sapporo – the geometric property is visualized as a series of wooden panel clad boxes. set at different angles, the volumes have been orientated to receive optimum daylight, privacy, while giving private and communal spaces a clear sense of hierarchy.

the house is situated on a incline of 0.6 meters




the house sits on a slight incline of 0.6 meters; the folding and positioning of the three blocks have effected the organization of the internal programs. the large artist studio receives north light and along with the living room, both situated in the larger volumes separated by small box serving as the main entrance. inside, concrete floors and timber-beamed ceilings continue all the way through. the double-height room features a mezzanine hosting the office space connected by a wooden bridge structure.

the artist studio receives north-facing daylight

communal spaces have been grouped together

the large blocks have been installed with a mezzanine level

the boxes are placed at an angle to receive the views of the garden


a wooden bridge leads to a small office space










project info: bending house in oasa


site area:292.30㎡
building area:60.54㎡
total floor space:98.70㎡
design period:2013年9月〜2015年5月
construction period:2014年12月〜2015年5月
architects:jun igarashi architects
structural engineer:daisuke hasegawa &partners

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