SOY source architects: dr.s house SOY source architects: dr.s house
jul 11, 2011

SOY source architects: dr.s house

‘dr.s house’ by SOY source architects in sendai, miyagi, japan all images courtesy SOY source architects

japanese practice SOY source architects (kazuya sakurai, hidetoshi ohta, naotami yasuda) has sent us images of ‘dr.s house’, a multi-storey private residence for a single family in sendai, miyagi, japan. conceived as a composition of volumes and steps, the design overlaps spatial programs to loosely define areas without the need of wall partitions or doors in between.

exterior view

stepped back from the plot line on either side, the rectangular volume is wrapped in corrugated galvanized steel sheets to achieve a solid exterior expression. large windows are lined with a protruding border that blocks direct sunlight as well as funnels views from within. a generous deck and court space partially wraps around the exterior, allowing the interior to expand into the outdoors with sliding glass doors.

facade finish

view inside from deck space

open and airy, the interior programs are placed around a wide, central staircase that divides the space vertically. from the entrance, the house opens up to stage-like area which is an extension of the decking outside. views towards the living room as well as the kid’s room upstairs is achieved from this vantage point, facilitating a sense of connection within the household. built-in bookcases line the majority of the interior surface, providing abundant storage as well as a common finish for the house. three loft-like rooms are plugged into the upper level and are accessible by a series of ladders from the children’s room. 

living space

view from kitchen

interior deck

built-in shelves

staircase

at night

site plan

floor plan / level -1

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

floor plan / penthouse level

longitudinal section

cross section

cross section

south elevation

north elevation

east elevation

west elevation

project info:

site area: 176 m2 building foot print: 64.20 m2 floor area: 106.80 m2 (total), 16.62 m2 (basement), 43.96 m2 (level 0), 46.22 m2 (level +1), 14.87 m2 (penthouse)

architect: SOY source architects structural engineer: SOY source architects construction: koyugiken construction

  • STORAGE ENVY

    touch the peacock says:
  • With so many open compartments…it appears to be a housekeeper’s nightmare. I wouldn’t want to do the dusting.

    lrubinontheroad says:
  • love the use of zones rather than rooms

    jess says:

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