white hut and tilia japonica by takahashi maki and associates
 
white hut and tilia japonica by takahashi maki and associates white hut and tilia japonica by takahashi maki and associates
sep 29, 2014

white hut and tilia japonica by takahashi maki and associates

white hut and tilia japonica by takahashi maki and associates
image © shigeta satoshi/nacasa & partners inc
all images courtesy of takahashi maki and associates

 

 

 

japanese architects takahashi maki and associates has completed a three-storey dwelling in saitama, built on the site of a 1960s residential development. intended to offer a stark contrast to the region’s more orthodox architecture, the gabled roof of ‘white hut and tilia japonica’ towers above adjacent buildings presenting views across the neighborhood.

 

owing to the plot’s relatively small size, each floor contains a clearly defined function with sleeping quarters at ground floor level, and living accommodation positioned above. at the uppermost storey a bathroom is joined by a small kitchen and study area naturally lit from above.

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
the dwelling is built on the site of a 1960s residential development in saitama
image © shigeta satoshi/nacasa & partners inc

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
narrow windows ensure residential privacy
image © shigeta satoshi/nacasa & partners inc

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
a small kitchen positioned at the home’s uppermost level
image © takahashi maki and associates

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
looking down from the third floor’s vaulted ceiling
(left) image © takahashi maki and associates
(right) image © shigeta satoshi/nacasa & partners inc

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
naturally lit circulation routes connect the residence
images © shigeta satoshi/nacasa & partners inc

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
owing to the plot’s relatively small size, each floor contains a clearly defined function
image © takahashi maki and associates

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
the scheme’s gabled roof towers above adjacent buildings
image © shigeta satoshi/nacasa & partners inc

takahashi maki shiokami daisuke white hut and tilia japonica designboom
the entrance to the three-storey property
image © shigeta satoshi/nacasa & partners inc

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

project name: white hut and tilia japonica
location of site: saitama, japan
main use: house
architect: takahashi maki + shiokami daisuke / takahashi maki and associates
structural engineers: yasushi moribe
site area: 38.05 sqm
building area: 20.95 sqm
total floor area: 57.95 sqm

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