kimihiko okada: toda house
 
kimihiko okada: toda house
dec 28, 2011

kimihiko okada: toda house

‘toda house’ by kimihiko okada, hiroshima, japan image © toshiyuki yano all images courtesy kimihiko okada

tokyo-based practice office of kimihiko okada has recently completed the ‘toda house’, a single family residence in hiroshima, japan. positioned upon a perch like a bird’s nest, this dwelling is lifted on stilts to accentuate panoramas to the inland sea and miyajima skyline in the distance over the roof of a neighboring house. located at the edge of a residential area, the elevated interior floors inherently increases security while leaving space for the inhabitants to open a small shop below the home in the future. bordered with a series of inclined steel columns, a front yard with a driveway, playground and garden is placed below the structure.

kimihiko okada: toda house view from the street image © toshiyuki yano

accessed via an outdoor steel stair, the interior opens to the vista and is protected from the urban environment. a linear arrangement is created as the spiraling circulation through the living spaces wraps around a central void. a gently inclining spandrel wall conceals a series of steps which accommodate the rising platforms while an additional staircase directly connects the lowest and highest floor plates. two roof terraces for dining and viewing are placed like bookends at the beginning and end of the continuous plan.

kimihiko okada: toda house front yard image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house (left) garden (right) upward view from ground level images © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house stairs leading to main entrance image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house aerial view of front yard and entry stair image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house view of the inland sea and miyajima in the distance image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house view of terrace from entrance image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house terrace image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house entrance image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house kitchen image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house corridor image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house upper level living area image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house living room image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house view from the living room image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house study image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house image © toshiyuki yano

kimihiko okada: toda house floor plan / level 0

kimihiko okada: toda house floor plan / level 1

kimihiko okada: toda house floor plan / level 2

kimihiko okada: toda house section

kimihiko okada: toda house section

project info:

location: hiroshima, japan principal use: private residence (extension; shop) structure: steel structure two-story building area: 90.21sqm total floor area: 114.26sqm structural engineer: structured environment mechanical engineer: system design laboratory

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