yamazaki kentaro envisions house in kashiwa as a container for living
 
yamazaki kentaro envisions house in kashiwa as a container for living
apr 18, 2014

yamazaki kentaro envisions house in kashiwa as a container for living

yamazaki kentaro envisions house in kashiwa as a container for living
photo © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office
all images courtesy of yamazaki kentaro design workshop

 

 

 

tokyo-based practice yamazaki kentaro design workshop has developed ‘house in kashiwa’, also known as the ‘unfinished house’. the dwelling is envisioned as a container that responds to the needs of its occupants, allowing them to impose on the design their own ways of living. located in masuo, the residence features flexible and adaptable accommodation without predefined programs.

 

the building is composed of four boxes each divided into two storeys and organized around a central space, angled to provide natural external views. this volume serves as the hub of the home, allowing its inhabitants to gather and congregate throughout the day. at the ground floor, the boxes function as the kitchen, bedroom, plumbing area, and office respectively, while the second level is intentionally left blank. the children’s space in particular is entrusted to the infants, enabling them to establish their own individually crafted room.

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
the dwelling is envisioned as a container that responds to the specific needs of its occupants
photo © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
the residence features flexible and adaptable accommodation without predefined programs
photo © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
the building is composed of four boxes each divided into two storeys
photos © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
each of the four volumes function as the kitchen, bedroom, plumbing area, and office respectively
photos © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
the upper level of the home has no predefined programs
photo © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
the boxes are organized around a central communal volume that connects the design
photo © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
the exterior of ‘house in kashiwa’ presented to the surrounding neighborhood
photo © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
the entrance to the flexible family home
photos © naomi kurozumi architectural photographic office

yamazaki kentaro design workshop house in kashiwa designboom
drawings indicating the compact nature of the dwelling

 

 

project info:

 

location: masuo, kashiwa-shi, chiba prefecture, japan
type: residential
program: 2 storeys
building area: 70.32 sqm
total floor area: 107.63 sqm
structure: wooden construction
major interior and exterior structure: exterior galbarium interior plywood OSCL
structural design: ASD/ ryuji tabata, takayuki tabata

  • Awesome, l want to build one simliar but cut the box’s into a hill side asnd place them at different heights !!

    Wayne Neylan
  • Congratulations for this project.
    In 1993, I received an award for a project similar but in concrete.
    If I knew your address, I should send you some pictures.
    I am a friend of professor Utida.
    Best regards.

    Englebert Jean
  • A fun space. The joinery and wood finishes are wonderful. I am constantly amazed, in these exciting Japanese projects, at the lack of concern for the safety of children that could so easily fall from the 2nd floor spaces or anyone on the staircases.

    Ron Smith

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