shun hirayama architecture: les aventuriers
shun hirayama architecture: les aventuriers shun hirayama architecture: les aventuriers
mar 08, 2010

shun hirayama architecture: les aventuriers

‘les aventuriers’

‘les aventuriers’ by tokyo based shun hirayama architecture is a housing developed on the hillside of kanagawa prefecture. conceptually, hirayama wanted home owners to feel connected to the nature that surrounds this mountainside home.

‘les aventuriers’ image © daici ano

taking into account the slope in which it is built on, the interior of the building is made with of various ceiling heights, angled walls, and ten floor levels. in doing this, hirayama is able conform the structure to the landscape.

image © shun hirayama

image © daici ano

image © daici ano

image © daici anoimage © daici ano

image © daici anoinside the housing unit, one can find various living spaces: a kitchen, a dining room, a living space, bedrooms and bathroom. equipped with walls and floors composed wood panels with assorted finishes, the rooms emphasize a natural setting that blends in with the exterior nature. the kitchen residing on the east end is slanted forward allowing light to flow in easily. meanwhile, the living room is slightly inclined toward the south giving homeowner privacy from neighbouring homes.

image © daici ano

image © katsuhisa kida/ fototeca

image © daici ano

image © daici ano

image © shun hirayama

‘les aventuriers’ path image © katsuhisa kida/ fototeca‘we produced a path that possesses comfortable straight eyesight, analogous to walking between trees. the path connects the inside and the outside, and again backs to the inside without a dead-end.‘ – SH

image © daici ano

site plan, scale 1/500

1floor plan scale:1/200

2floor plan, scale:1/200

general information:

total floor area : 166.77 m2 1st floor area : 81.57 m2 2nd floor area : 85.20 m2 structure : wood design

  • Interesting design. Not for the mobility impaired, obviously. Despite all the geometry, feels cozy. Good use of renewable wood.

    Tom P says:
  • Enjoy the interior. The exterior angles however are not empathetic to the landscape. Some curvature in the exterior I feel would have been more appropriate – a softening to the angles d;-)

    Jetwax says:

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