shogo aratani sets krampon house within rugged terrain
photo by yutaka kinumaki

 

 

 

situated in a residential neighborhood of hyogo, japan, shogo aratani architect & associates has completed ‘krampon’, a private residence built into a steep slope. configured in relation to the landscape and minimizing excavation, the property’s three volumes are placed along the sloped ground. the rock excavated during construction has been recycled and used as part of the surrounding pavement and the steps leading to the dwelling’s entrance.

 

the home’s primary spaces are located at the upper level of the property, providing expansive and unrestricted views across the region. located below the canopy of two trees, the uppermost volume contains a large skylight bringing natural light into the living room. a decked terrace extends from the living room, which forms the roof of the more private rooms below. the stairway connecting the two levels is used as a library, accommodating a large number of books.

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photo by yutaka kinumaki

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photo by yutaka kinumaki

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photo by yutaka kinumaki

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photo by yutaka kinumaki

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photo by yutaka kinumaki

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photos by yutaka kinumaki

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photos by yutaka kinumaki

shogo aratani architect & associates krampon house designboom
photos by yutaka kinumaki

 

 

project info:

 

location: hyogo, japan
type: residential
structure: timber frame
site area: 360.35 sqm
building area: 104.53 sqm
total floor area: 136.65 sqm (84.05 sqm/1f, 52.60sqm/2f)
structural engineer: s3 associates inc.
construction: amerikaya co.,ltd.
photography: yutaka kinumaki

 

material information
exterior finish: lap siding / oil paint
floor: ash flooring t18 / white oil paint
wall: plasterboard t12.5 / emulsion paint with sand
ceiling: basswood plywood t4