sagamine house by tomoaki uno architects is an exposed concrete dwelling in japan
 

sagamine house by tomoaki uno architects is an exposed concrete dwelling in japan

tomoaki uno architectssagamine house is an exposed concrete dwelling set within the green landscape of a site in an old residential area on the outskirts of nagakute city, japan. the building comprises a concrete exterior, while its interior spaces are complemented by the use of white oak, which can also be found on the various window frames around its perimeter. its different spaces are allocated within two main volumes, while a third, smaller one, connects the two and provides additional room from the first level upwards.sagamine house by tomoaki uno architects is an exposed concrete dwelling in japanimages by hiroshi tanigawa and yasuko okamura

 

 

tomoaki uno architects has developed sagamine house for a couple who wanted a modern home with exposed concrete as the main material. as such, the entire structure is built in concrete, which attributes a monolithic, brutalist aesthetic to the project. the building comprises two main volumes that enclose most interior functions, while another, smaller unit connects the two and provides space for the kitchen and dining areas.

sagamine house by tomoaki uno architects is an exposed concrete dwelling in japan

 

 

inside, tomoaki uno has used white oak to soften the roughness of the concrete, applying it in pieces of furniture, stairs, doors, and window frames. placed far from the entrance, the living room benefits from a large, floor-to-ceiling window that offers views towards the east. the japanese architecture studio has designed its white oak structure to frame the scenery like a painting.

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project info:

 

name: sagamine house

architect: tomoaki uno architects

lead architect: tomoaki uno

gross built area: 153.27 sqm

location: nagakute, aichi prefecture, japan

  • The concept of this house is reminiscent of a plan in a 1969 book “House Design in Today’s Japan”; architects Kiyoyuki Nishihara & Hiroko Miyagawa. I suppose ‘minimum house’ and its architects are long gone but it has remained a favorite of mine to this day altho’ I have never visited it. Do concrete houses retain the concrete smell forever?

    Rich
  • Large concrete squares with wood framed glass windows…???…I have ask, how much actual creativity and artful design goes into something like this beyond just the logistical mechanics of rendering building plans in general. The actual CAD extrusion of the project could take more than a few hours behind a computer? I won’t speak to unsustainability of overt use in concrete and steel this building employes…

    TosaTomoDesign

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