suppose design office: house in chigasaki
 
suppose design office: house in chigasaki suppose design office: house in chigasaki
dec 04, 2012

suppose design office: house in chigasaki

‘house in chigasaki’ by suppose design office, kanagawa, japanall images courtesy of suppose design office

 

 

japanese practice suppose design studio has made good use of leftover urban voids too small for a standard house and too big to leave as waste.their solution was to insert a slender rectangular steel frame in a rectangular footprint with elliptical ends. organized over three stories, the groundlevel features a covered exterior courtyard as a semi-public space that connects to the bedroom and with a small staircase that leads up to the secondfloor bathroom, further continuing along the semi-circular wall up the top level kitchen and living room. a new form of compact vertical living for asingle family, the home makes efficient use of the simple structure. with subtle incisions in the partitions and roof to bring in natural light.

 

 

exterior with corrugated metal panels and the open courtyard entrance

 

 

exterior covered terrace

 

 internal terrace

top floor with retractable glass doors

kitchen and living room

view towards internal terrace and stairs

bathroom on the second floor

in context

 

 

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

section

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: chigasaki, kanagawa, japanprincipal use: personal housesite area: 55.80 m2building area: 28.29 m2total floor area: 71.35 m2 (1f: 28.29 m2  2f: 14.67 m2  3f: 28.29 m2)completion: september. 2011design period: october.2010-may.2011construction period: june.2011-december. 2011structure: steel constructionstories: 3client: a couple and childrenproject architect: makoto tanijiri [suppose design office] + kenji nawa [nawakenji-m]project team: makoto tanijiri [suppose design office] + kenji nawa [nawakenji-m] in-charge; naoki kimura (ex-staff)

  • What’s the deal? An April Fools joke in December?

    greg zurbay says:
  • Would be great to see the cost/budget of some of these houses…

    SMT says:
  • ‘client: a couple and children’ – where do the children sleep??

    TG says:
  • private space become public space? don’t understand

    TTK says:
  • Spectacular.

    Jon King says:
  • looks more like a guest house than a house, in the back yard? of the bigger house that seems to wrap around it. The kids likely sleep in the REAL house with the couple.

    Bedlamite23 says:

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