mega: house in kamigamo
mega: house in kamigamo mega: house in kamigamo
feb 26, 2013

mega: house in kamigamo

‘house in kamigamo’ by mega, kyoto, japanimage © kei suginoall images courtesy of mega




the site, a scenic area overlooking kyoto and an almost perfectly-shaped right triangle, contains a steep slope in both transverse and longitudinal axes, informing a tangential structure that extends out from the landscape. the ‘house in kamigamo’ by dai nagasaka of japanese practice méga is an extruded narrow home on a horizontal steel frame base supported by individual pylons, limiting the impact on the site. a timber-frame structure holds the gabled roof clad in galvanized steel panels. the program is organized over two floors, both of which end at one extreme of the house characterized by a full-size glass wall that allows views out to the city below. the upstairs contains two bedrooms and the living spaces are located below, including a kitchen, living and dining rooms, and a small study area.

entry along the sloping streetimage © kei sugino

(left) front elevation(right) elongated elevationimage © kei sugino

long continuous spaceimage © kei sugino

(left) study(right) view down the corridor and the various levelsimage © kei sugino

kitchen and dining areaimage © kei sugino

view to the cityimage © kei sugino

bathroomimage © kei sugino




floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level -1






steel frame axonometric / structural design: yoshiki mondo

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