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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.

W-House in Oita, Japan by Uchida Architect Design Office

 
May 12th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Uchida Architect Design Office

This building is a weekend residence for a husband and a wife who loves to go climbing. It stands on east facing slope inside a national park, where grand nature can be viewed in all directions. I designed this building by a concept to divide required indoor spaces from the collection of perpendicularly crossing independent walls.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano 

  • Architects: Uchida Architect Design Office
  • Project: W-House (W means Weekend, Walls, Wood)
  • Location: Kokonoe, Oita, JAPAN
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Kawano
  • Function: weekend house
  • Site area: 5,323 m2
  • Building area: 78 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 60 m2
  • Stories: 1
  • Structure (materials): wooden structure
  • Finish: (exterior) cedar board
  • Finish: (interior) cedar board
  • Completed date: November 2008
  • Client: mayumi sato
  • Constructional engineer: Hashimoto kensetsu

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

This is a device to capture exposed view to all directions while ensuring moderate privacy by creating hidden spaces at the same time. Moreover, the outer scene one can see between those walls changes intricately by moving around the room.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

Cedar plate is used for inside and outside wall, but I designed the walls to be as abstract as possible without losing the touch of the material itself. To the end, the main cast of the space is the outer scene, and the perpendicularly crossing walls controlling the outer scene are meant to play a supporting role.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

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elevation : Image courtesy Uchida Architect Design Office

diagram : Image courtesy Uchida Architect Design Office

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