sinato: shichirigahama T
 
sinato: shichirigahama T
jan 06, 2012

sinato: shichirigahama T

‘shichirigahama T’ by sinato in kanagawa, japan all images courtesy sinato image © takumi ota

tokyo-based design studio sinato (chikara ohno) has completed ‘shichirigahama T’, a two-storey house for a family of four in in a residential neighbourhood of kanagawa, japan. featuring an oversized pavilion roof with deep eaves, the design divides the interior into a pinwheeling configuration of four volumes that support the structure while directing sight lines to all corners of the site. 

sinato: shichirigahama T street view image © takumi ota

top heavy in its exterior form, the low-lying house sits deep within the plot to accommodate a parking space to the front as well as a small elevated garden off the street. the base of the residence is porous to the exterior, forming angular terraces at the corners of the layout. visually connected by windows and openings, these outdoor spaces serve as exterior expansions of the domestic programs within.

sinato: shichirigahama T outdoor pocket image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T entrance image © takumi ota

topped off with a central skylight, the interior features a diverse sequence of space that grows and narrows under the dramatically tapering ceiling. circulation routes remain open to the roof in an alley-like atmosphere with towering wooden wall units organized along the hip rafters. the inhabitants remain visually connected through void spaces that overlook the level below.

sinato: shichirigahama T interior image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T central skylight image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T view of circulation space images © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T dining space image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T view of kitchen from living room image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T living room image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T kitchen image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T void space above kitchen image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T second level image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T library image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T bedroom image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T night view image © takumi ota

sinato: shichirigahama T site and scheme

sinato: shichirigahama T (left) floor plan / level 0 (right) floor plan / level +1 (1) entrance (2) hall (3) hobby room (4) dining room (5) kitchen (6) living room (7) storage (8) washroom (9) toilet (10) bathroom (11) porch (12) terrace (13) library (14) bedroom 1 (15) bedroom 2 (16) bedroom 3

project info:

site area: 229.83 m2 building area: 91.20 m2 total floor area: 112.74 m2 structural design: tatsumi terado constructor: NAGAMORI

  • Great spaces! I love the contrasting qualities of the exterior versus the interior. Very harry potter tent-esque.

    screet
  • Yeah, seventies American architecture, but I think it’s more “grey” than “white”… the wood panelling and pastel colours and wacky angles make me think of MLTW

    Julius
  • the plans remind me of early Hejduk and Eisenman

    dbkii

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