The house is sited on a path—
where old houses and tradition remain.
At the end of the path is a Shinto shrine.
Every year, omikoshi are carried along this path during the festivities of the Naginata Matsuri.
For this residential project, we aimed to create a house which harmonizes with its context in both materiality and geometry.
The house is in the hiraya style, composed of 3 consecutive kirizuma roofs.
Through slits and apertures, blue skies are visible from the interior.
Two gardens are born from shifts in spatial composition.
One for “tranquility” and family.
The other, for “movement” and hospitality.
The house is conscious of time and contextual identity—to facilitate peaceful life and relationships.
omikoshi – mobile shrine
hiraya – Single-story Japanese House kirizuma – Japanese sloped roof
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.