mega: house in ayukawa
mega: house in ayukawa
mar 05, 2013

mega: house in ayukawa

‘house in ayukawa’ by mega, osaka, japanimage © kei suginoall images courtesy of mega




the two-storey courtyard typology multifamily residence by japanese firm mega is designed for two families although it can be easily adapted to a single-family use. the wood-frame construction is composed of a winding linear space creating a square footprint whereby all the spaces have a continuous window that allows views to a private exterior and brings natural light inside. the lower floor is designated to one family, with the top storey containing enough room for a couple and children. stairs integrated into the periphery of the structure create half floors that communicate with each other. the exterior by contrast is clad in plain metal sheets with a concrete base, giving the appearance of a simple closed-off cube that in a sense conceals itself from its neighbors while providing an open interior for its inhabitants.

mega: house in ayukawakitchen and dining area with window open to the central courtyardimage © kei sugino

mega: house in ayukawaview of the rocky courtyardimage © kei sugino

mega: house in ayukawacyclical circulation winds around the peripheryimage © kei sugino

mega: house in ayukawaintegrated stairs into the interior spacesimage © kei sugino

mega: house in ayukawaimage © kei sugino

mega: house in ayukawahalf levels all look to the central area for natural lightimage © kei sugino

mega: house in ayukawacourtyardimage © kei sugino

mega: house in ayukawaimage © kei sugino


mega: house in ayukawa

mega: house in ayukawafloor plan / level 0

mega: house in ayukawafloor plan / level 1

mega: house in ayukawasection



mega: house in ayukawaelevation



project info:


architect: dai nagasakaproject team: méga (dai nagasaka, ikue tanaka*)structural design (cooperation): satoru shimoyamalocation: ibaraki-city,osaka, japansite area: 230.85 m2total floor: 123.58 m2 + terrace 57.16 m2building scale: 2 stories above groundcompletion: 2012

  • looks interesting from the outside but find the inside somehow nervous in atmosphere, to many cuts, corners, drop’s etc

  • I love it. Low key, private and personal spaces with a nice courtyard view. SO simple and clean.


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