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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 of Bank and Roof in Yamaguchi, Japan by Masao Yahagi Architects

 
March 16th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Masao Yahagi Architects

The site is located in a new residential area on northeast side of Kanmon straits. Clients are born in this area. The family has moved by job transfer frequently, but they bought this land before their retirement and decided to build a house. There is a park on south side of the site, so it gets stable sunlight and broad expanse to the park. On the other hand, they requested privacy because there is much traffic from the park and the street. In addition, the family wanted to enjoy view to KanmonBridge from and a fireworks festival at Kanmon straits the house those are local symbol.

view from south side : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: Masao Yahagi Architects
  • Project: House of Bank and Roof
  • Location: Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Year: 2009
  • Site area: 200.74m2
  • Building area: 93.80m2
  • First floor area: 83.80m2
  • Second Floor area: 41.31m2
  • Architectural volume: 125.11m2
  • Materials: Wooden construction
  • Collaborators: Toyotaka Noguchi
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Illustrator and Photoshop

Exterior on roof : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

In the near future, wife and husband assume to live only on the first floor, therefore, the daughter’s spaces are mainly located on the second floor. As a result, the house composes by “a large first floor and a small second floor”.

As a title suggests, this house was controlled privacy, sunlight, and prospect by the operation of a bank and a roof.

view from north-east side : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Because the ground shaped terraced, the site have a height difference of 1.4 meters from the street on the south side. We arranged a podium of 1.6 meters height at south and east side. We blocked a view from street by making a bank by surplus soil between the podium and boundary.

facade on south side : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

The roof of first floor is bigger than top roof. By tilting the roof to inside, interior spaces take in sunlight and ensure privacy from the streets simultaneously. It provides broad view toward the park and Kanmon straits. The tilted roof is a private terrace that permits various activities.

a evening view : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

a distant view : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Interior : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Interior : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Interior : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Interior : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Interior : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Interior : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Interior : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

A stair : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

View to roof through a child’s room : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Evening view at LDK : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Evening view at LDK : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

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