House in Iwasawa

House in Iwasawa

Architect
Opensite Architecture studio
Location
Iwasawa, Hanno city, Saitama pref, Japan
Project Year
2015
Category
Private Houses
Takeshi YAMAGISHI
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
TOILETTOTO
lightPanasonic
Kitchen faucetsKohler
lightMaxray
Joinery productionTatekiyo factory

Product Spec Sheet
TOILET
by TOTO
light
Kitchen faucets
by Kohler
light
by Maxray
Joinery production

House in Iwasawa

Opensite Architecture studio as Architects

This housing project for family of four adults. Family need four private rooms and small shared space (living, ding and kitchen), because they are different time zone of life. However, I think do not want to plan such as closed each private rooms. I think put the gradations to the distance of the private rooms. So, I created this housing It's like "minimum apartments".


For that purpose, It needs to be shared "space elements" such as Engawa and Loft. (Engawa is traditional open shared space in japan, It's like balcony). There are floor of different heights across the inside and outside of the private rooms. And, It's Important to be able to control the relationship look/seen visual for the gradations. So, many windows lined as somewhere in the city landscape.


Main wood materials that are used in this house, It is "Nishikawa-zai". Nishikawa-zai means material that carried in the river from the west of the Edo (old Tokyo). This area is famous as a producer of good material nearest from Edo. Hanno city to be built of this house, there are center of Nishikawa area.

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