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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House in Shimoda, Japan by EANA

 
February 23rd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: EANA

Residential scale and scenes acquired in response to a variety of life もち the open space while closed. In the land flagpole typical about 2m future, may be surrounded by housing the four sides, leaving 2m residential areas of the hill, and a portion of road contact, it was necessary consideration specific densely. Site than the shape, ensuring space and turning the car can be, take a leisurely visitor, he was that big of column-free living and want to be able to entertain.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: EANA
  • Project: House in Shimoda
  • Location: Yokohama city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Principal use: Family house
  • Client: non disclosure
  • Construction: Eiko Kensetsu
  • Main structure: Timber construction
  • Site area: 175.10 sqm
  • Building area: 77.80sqm
  • Total floor area: 142.60sqm
  • Completion: january. 2012
  • Design period: february. 2011 – July. 2011
  • Construction period: august. 2011-january. 2012
  • Project team: EANA | Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe
  • Structural design: Kenji Nawa / nawakenji-m

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

We have adopted the space of nesting by large, medium and small box, three to produce the space that is rich spread. Overlapped with each other by making them look (the turning space), but it is rough external space to erosion. I think you can be reborn as a new light well. In other words, was planned as a “light tunnel” was allowed to penetrate well overturn the configuration of the light across the slab, a plurality of walls.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Inevitably, that was placed in the center of the “entrance” I have a function that is similar to the outermost traditional and behavioral acts out from there goes to each room, “from the outside, I come out into the” and substitute experience also I produce. They became a residential proposal with potential new in densely “open while closing.”

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

A residence we designed has opened and closed space to be suitable for an owner’s multiple lifestyles. Since it is located in a high-density residential area, it is possible that the house might be surrounded by other houses some day, except for a 2 meter-wide corridor that connects to a public road. For those reasons, we needed to take such a situation into consideration, like securing a vehicle turning space. The owner of the house also wanted a big living room that has no interrupter such as pillars in the room to welcome guests to the home.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

What we designed based on a high-density location and owner’s requirement is to create nesting space composed of three-sized boxes: big, middle and small in order to make the expanse of the living room. The other idea is that outside space comes into the house because an entrance is set in the center of the house. The outside space brings light into the living room as a light corridor. In other words, it is designed as a horizontal light court that penetrates the several walls.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Additionally, since the entrance usually placed at the outer surface of a house is placed in the center of the house, we can say that going inside means going outside. The project at the high-density residential area opens up a new possibility for the living in the opened and closed space.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

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