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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 IKOMA, JAPAN by Arbol

 
September 29th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arbol

Double height ceiling space at earth floor connects the entire rooms and the family The request of the clients was earth floor, and a spacious open place like studio, as they’d like to feel sense of unity as a family.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

  • Architects: Arbol
  • Project: HOUSE IN IKOMA
  • Location: Ikoma-city, Nara JAPAN
  • Photography: Yasunori Shimomura
  • Designer: Yousaku Tsutsumi
  • Builder: kenchikukoubou Act homes
  • Site area: 132.26 totalfloor 85.03
  • First floor: 47.31 second floor | 37.62
  • House member: couple + child
  • Period: June 2014 – January 2015

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

To meet these needs, entrance, earth floor, and stairs have double height structure, and the ceiling height is set in 6700mm. Furthermore, a glass window is placed above the sta ir space, and its width is same as earth floor one, so that the sunlight comes in well throu gh that wide open window. The aim of this design is for wind, natural sunlight, and air to run through the whole area freely and effectively, in this compact house.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Because of this design, some parts of the beams appear, so as to enjoy the strength of wood structure, and its grain change as time goes by.

As this house is located at a developed land of Ikoma mountain, equipment for cold weat her is essential. To have a warm living room, polycarbonate material is used at earth floor and stair space.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Floor heating is set at the both earth floor and living floor. As for kitchen equipment, a specific business use model was selected by the client. The exterior shape is square, and simple. Gable roof is placed through north to south. The house is on the hill, looking down over the scenery, wrapping the inside family gently and softly.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

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Image Courtesy © Arbol

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