studio 2A: house K
studio 2A: house K
aug 18, 2011

studio 2A: house K

‘house K’ by studio 2A in kanagawa, japan all images courtesy studio 2A image © takumi ota

japanese architecture practice studio 2A (miya akiko) has shared with us images of ‘house K’, a multi-storey private residence for a family of three in kanagawa, japan. exploring a new way of defining areas and individual programs, the design consists of 13 wood panels that have been angled using a polar coordinate system, dividing domestic space at an open and human scale.

studio 2A: house K image © takumi ota

situated in a generous and lush plot of land, the hexagonal form of the house was determined by the freestanding panels which have have been organized on a 30 degree system. the exterior surface has been wrapped in laminated glass, resulting in a wholly transparent residence where the garden can be projected on to the volume. a direct dialogue between the interior and the exterior is also established with the angled layout facilitating a new view of the garden.

studio 2A: house K image © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K street entrance image © jin hosoya

the first level of the structure is partially dug into the ground, establishing an eye-level view of the garden beyond. a spiral staircase serves as the core mode of circulation throughout the house. singularly finished in light-toned wood, the interior space benefits from a unified atmosphere. the angled partition panels loosely define the floors, creating a porous layout that encourages visual and audio connection for the inhabitants. a void in the first floor further maintains a sense of association between levels. 

studio 2A: house K interior view image © takumi ota

studio 2A: house K spiral staircase image © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K (left) partial-height concrete base (right) view from staircase images © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K image © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K second level image © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K images © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K overlooking the garden outside image © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K view of the street below image © takumi ota

studio 2A: house K circulation space images © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K image © jin hosoya

studio 2A: house K views of washroom (left) image © jin hosoya (right) image © takumi ota

studio 2A: house K schematic diagram

studio 2A: house K site map

studio 2A: house K site plan

studio 2A: house K floor plan / level -1

studio 2A: house K floor plan / level 0

studio 2A: house K floor plan / level +1

studio 2A: house K section

project info:

principal use: residence building area: 49.10 m2 total floor area: 139.02 m2 structure: wood

  • makes you realise why orthogonal geometry is so good; if you can’t do better.

    nicey says:
  • Toilet doors are SO overrated those days…

    Fistule says:
  • [url=] designboom [/url]Sheer [email protected] congratulations!<><>< I love your purity and passion in architecture

  • i can appreciate the layout, but having worked in construction, I think that I would be unable to shake the feeling of incompleteness or impermanence that exposed plywood implies.

    grahampuba says:

    Kh7 says:
  • i love it when people can see me naked.

    matt says:
  • Innovative, yet quite horrible

    Columbo says:

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