sugawaradaisuke unites gabled dwelling in suburban tokyo
 
sugawaradaisuke unites gabled dwelling in suburban tokyo
aug 06, 2014

sugawaradaisuke unites gabled dwelling in suburban tokyo

sugawaradaisuke unites gabled dwelling in suburban tokyo
photo by jérémie souteyrat
all images courtesy of sugawaradaisuke

 

 

 

in chofu, a suburban area of tokyo, japanese architecture studio sugawaradaisuke has completed a property that features a split gabled façade. named ‘transustainable house‘, the scheme responds to the nature of the urban landscape, presenting a new solution for sustainable residential architecture that is able to evolve over time.

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the structure’s weathered iron envelope changes over time, lending the house a permanent a fixed quality
photo by jérémie souteyrat

 

 

 

in order to maximize the small plot, the house expands living accommodation both internally and externally, converting the entire project into a group of spaces with different qualities. inside the dwelling, private rooms are placed diagonally, interspersed with common zones that transform the rest of the site into ‘semi-indoor’ areas. flexible volumes are arranged in a manner that supports modern lifestyles, offering the potential to contain a range of different programs. externally, the structure’s weathered iron envelope changes over time, lending the house a permanent and fixed quality.

sugawaradaisuke transustainable house tokyo japan designboom
the house expands living accommodation both internally and externally
photos by jérémie souteyrat

sugawaradaisuke transustainable house tokyo japan designboom
inside the dwelling, private rooms are placed diagonally, interspersed with common zones
photo by jérémie souteyrat

sugawaradaisuke transustainable house tokyo japan designboom
the bathroom at the upper level of the home
photo by jérémie souteyrat

sugawaradaisuke transustainable house tokyo japan designboom
a steel staircase connects the two-storey property
photos by jérémie souteyrat

sugawaradaisuke transustainable house tokyo japan designboom
the residence shown within its urban context
photos by jérémie souteyrat

sugawaradaisuke transustainable house tokyo japan designboom
‘transustainable house’ gently illuminated at night
photo by jérémie souteyrat

 

 

project info:

 

project name: transustainable house
location: chofu, tokyo, japan
structure: wood
site area: 100.08 sqm
building area: 38.62 sqm
gross floor area: 76.30 sqm
height: 6.87m
number of storeys: 2
design period: april 2012 – april 2013
construction period: may 2013 – february 2014
photography: jérémie souteyrat

 

concept design: SUGAWARADAISUKE (daisuke sugawara, noriyuki ueakasaka, hiroshi narahara)
schematic design: SUGAWARADAISUKE (daisuke sugawara, noriyuki ueakasaka, hiroshi narahara)
design development: SUGAWARADAISUKE (daisuke sugawara, noriyuki ueakasaka, hiroshi narahara)
design corporation for DD drawings: yuko hiura, chihiro kotaka, masayuki harada
structural design: RGB structure (masayuki takada)
lighting design: TOH design (aki hayakawa)
plantation design: GA yamazaki
plaster work: nurikan
construction: sou kenchiku co.,ltd.

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