takeshi hamada: house K takeshi hamada: house K
may 01, 2012

takeshi hamada: house K

‘house K’ by takeshi hamada, kadoma city, osaka, japan image © yohei sasakura all images courtesy of takesi hamada

recently completed by japanese architect takeshi hamada of hakada design, ‘house K’ is a dwelling located in the residential area of kadoma city, within in the osaka perfecture of japan. each of the rooms in this dwelling border a light well which spans vertically to connect all three levels allowing air to circulate throughout the interior. expressed along the side elevation as a pattern of rectangular facade penetrations, these openings doubly serve to screen inward views from close neighbors.

daylight streams into the interior and continues through the glass doors to divide rooms. a unified kitchen, dining and living area creates a flexible configuration which may be adjusted as needed, maximizing the footprint upon the small plot of land. screened with the perimeter walls of the cubic enclosure, an open-air balcony is accessible from the first and second floors, allowing inhabitants to peak out and oversee the surroundings.

(left) street facade (right) light well images © yohei sasakura

(left) front door paired with garage entry (right) ground level images © yohei sasakura

light well image © yohei sasakura

view of light well from kitchen image © yohei sasakura

view of living from dining area image © yohei sasakura

living room image © yohei sasakura

view of dining area from living room image © yohei sasakura

second level bedroom corridor image © yohei sasakura

bedroom image © yohei sasakura

view of light well from dining area image © yohei sasakura

first floor overview image © yohei sasakura

side elevation at night image © yohei sasakura

entry facade at night image © yohei sasakura

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

project info:

house name: house k location: kadoma city, osaka, japan construction: september 2011 – january 2012 structure: wooden structure site area: 65.27m2 building area: 38.68m2 floor area total: 97.69m2   ground floor: 30.01m2 first floor: 36.90m2 second floor: 30.78m2

  • I love the clean lines, open design, and the wood flooring. Overall, beautiful. However, is it just me or does it seem strange to anyone else to have a sliding glass door that opens onto an unprotected drop to the level below? Just asking.

    Deimos says:
  • not strange in Japan

    gordon Anderson says:
  • I think it\’s absolutly beautiful. I like the way the bedrooms are away from each other for privacy, the locations of the bathrooms for easy access and privacy. (away from the eating area) The sliding glass door in the kitchen would be great if there were a few steping stones or long boards that you could walk across to acess the balcony on the other side incase you wanted to eat outside, then around the stones or boards a metal mesh or plexi-glass that would hold a person ( transparent enough to still allow the sun to shine through for light, and solar panels on the roof for partial power and you would be set. What a great design. Very nice and with sustainability in mind you have a very nice, private and efficent home with a modern interior in a small space.

    Traci Carter says:
  • be careful yr kid!

    moo says:

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