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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.

Weekend-house in Takeo, Japan by rhythmdesign designed using Vectorworks

August 14th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: rhythmdesign

This is a weekend house which is located in Takeo, Saga pref., Japan.
The house is floating by 1.4 meters from the ground.
that is fixed by the 29 columns which have diameter of 76.3 millimeters each.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

  • Architect: rhythmdesign
  • Name of Project: Weekend-house in Takeo
  • Location: Takeo, Saga pref., Japan
  • Project Architect: Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team: Kenichiro Ide, Chie Fukutomi [ex-staff]
  • Photographer: Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

  • Lighting consultant: USHIO SPAX FUKUOKA
  • Structural Engineers: Kuroiwa Structural Engineers.
  • Main contractor: Kitamatsu corporation
  • Type of Project: Single Family House [weekend-house]
  • Status: completed
  • Structure: Steel
  • Site area: 310.00 m2
  • Building area: 145.02 m2
  • Gross internal floor area: 139.86 m2
  • Commissioned: Jury 2007
  • Completed: Jury 2009
  • Client: Private
  • Budget: Confidential


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

The family who was the client had already owned a house which was characterized by wooden wall.The site was surrounded by trees and tall buildings. Therefore they could not get any views, and could not protect their privacy. The family drew a new life images quite different from the quality of life that was obtainable there, and wanted a new weekend house.

They bought a small hill with a fine view over the city and the mountain. They wanted a openness to the view. On the other hand ,” We don’t need any openings on the north wall which is facing to the road and buildings. ” as they said, they also wanted to protect there privacy from any eyes.


Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura

There is no openings which can see through the inside of this house, and there is also no entrance which we can see from the road. We have to walk around the outside for entering this weekend house.

The house is floating by 1.4 meters from the ground. And that is fixed by the 29 columns which have diameter of 76.3 millimeters each.there is no uses sandwiched in between the house and the ground. Our eyes and wind can go through this void.By meaning of this design, we hoped that the reconciliation of the house and the landscape was found.


Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura



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