taku sakaushi / OFDA: three corridors house taku sakaushi / OFDA: three corridors house
jun 30, 2011

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three corridors house

‘three corridors house’ by taku sakaushi / OFDA all images courtesy taku sakaushi / OFDA

 

 

 

japanese architect taku sakaushi / OFDA has sent us images of ‘three corridors house’, a single-storey private residence in a quiet neighbourhood in japan. as requested by the eldest member of the three-generation family, the design is a modern interpretation of the traditional japanese house and features multiple corridors that provide neutral living spaces for a variety of functions.

front elevation

 

 

 

the basic scheme that the design takes off from is a style of traditional japanese dwelling which consists of a central corridor that divides the domestic programs according to ideal views and position. this organization allowed for an efficient form of circulation that also provided a simple and intuitive layout. drawing from this element, ‘three corridors house’ features a long spinal hallway that connects the east and west ends of the rectangular plan. this space enables a natural flow to the circulation as well as establish visual connections throughout the house. two slimmer corridors flank the layout at the north and the south, double-functioning as verandas as well as providing alternate routes for he inhabitants. intersecting all three corridors at the center of the design is the communal area which accommodates the living and dining room.

interior view of main communal space

 

 

 

a collection of services and private programs are generated from the negative spaces of the corridors, such as the bathroom and the study room, as well as the kitchen module off of the central communal space. despite the compact design, the pitched ceiling form harvests a more open sense of living space.

dining space

storage module next to the main corridor

(left) closet module (right) central corridor

night view

floor plan

cross section

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