katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house
 
katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house
jul 22, 2010

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house

‘bird house’ by katsuhiro miyamoto all images courtesy katsuhiro miyamoto & associates

located in nayoga – city, japan is ‘bird house’ recently completed by japanese architect katsuhiro miyamoto. constructed primarily out of wood the private residence was designed around the natural slope of the property. rather than leveling the slope the architects chose to insert spikes into the ground, so that it would guarantee to be built securely.

by making use of the site characteristics, adjacent to the roads at the top and bottom of the site, the foundation forms a zigzag approach just like a mountain trail  – connecting the two roads. at the landings formed at the turning points of the zigzag, there are three ‘sites’. the name ‘bird house’ was given to the three white houses, as it is nested on the branch like foundation.

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house the main entrance

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house inbetween the two roads

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house the staircase connecting the two houses

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house floor plan

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house floor plan

katsuhiro miyamoto architects: bird house section view

project info: title: bird house location: nagoya-city, aichi principal use: residence architects: katsuhiro miyamoto & associates  principal in charge: katsuhiro miyamoto project team: keishi yamamoto, takenori uotani structural engineering: masaichi taguchi / taps general contractor: ido kensetsu site area: 428.21㎡ built area: 113.74㎡ total floor area: 117.46㎡ (main building / first floor area: 40.27㎡、 second floor area:67.89㎡ annex / first floor area:9.30㎡) structure:wood: 2 stories completion date: 2010

  • Beautiful!

    21ronin.com says:
  • hope to see massive scale developments of this design on slopes rather than have to flatten hills!!

    gHAZ says:
  • nice approach with bad designed house

    MHus says:

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