Article source: atelier HAKO architects
The house sit on a narrow and long site, while facing a vacant lot too tiny to build the building beyond the road on the front east side, and facing a pedestrian path on the back west side.
On the south long side, buildings like apartments might be built and might cause the lack of the privacy and the natural light of the house in the future, in spite of the good condition the metered parking offers now.
Front road side façade; a certain distance for a buffer to the passer and neighbors by providing the open space that has full width of the site under the cantilever building, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera/Urban Arts
- Architects: atelier HAKO architects (Yukinobu Nanashima + Tomomi Sano)
- Project: House
- Location: Minamikarasuyama, Japan
- Photography: Shinsuke Kera/Urban Arts
- Structural engineer: Shin’itsu Hiraoka / Hiraoka structural engineers
- Completion: March 2013
- Primary usage: private residence for two generations
- Structure: reinforced concrete, three stories above ground
- Clients: couple and two children and their parents
- Site area: 131.08 m2
- Building area: 77.63 m2
- Total floor space: 186.15 m2