The project is a reconstruction of a 30-year old wood frame residence.
The site is in a residential district, with a width of 6 meters and a depth of approximately 20 meters in the North-South direction.
The structure and finish are designed in response to the client’s initial request for an earthquake-resistant, well-designed, reinforced concrete residence.
On the first floor, soft light flows in from the south and the stairwell, to produce a tranquil, calm and composed atmosphere.
The fixtures in the washitsu (Japanese room) are retractable.
This modifiable boundary can transform the partitioned rooms into one large space, in accordance with the resident’s needs.
On the second floor, two private rooms face the inner courtyard. While the space is open and released, the bed spaces are compressed in scale, surrounded by bookshelves, as small but comfortable reading nooks.
While respecting the client’s careful attention to materiality and spaces for family, the project was finished with simplicity and minimalism.
Once created, architecture has significant influence on townscape,
surrounding people as well as the environment, regardless of its background.
It will remain on that ground for decades
whether it blends into the location or not, or if it’s treasured.
No just design or capabilities, but focus on various architectural essence.
Timeless longevity endeared for years, and guarding people’s lives…
this is the concept we pursue.