MOCA Architects
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Private Houses
Yohei Sasakura


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It is a wooden house built on the site of a block with a narrow frontage and a long depth. Two walls were made in the longitudinal direction, and "Yosegi Wall" with a height from the first floor to the roof level were randomly placed in the short side direction. "Yosegi Wall" is a shear wall made by connecting 9cm square timbers of cedar.

This wall was made by a highly skilled carpenter in his own factory, not by Cross Laminated Timber.

This is not only a shear wall and a pillar, but also a partition wall, and it is an ambivalent existence with a strong presence as a structure and a moment when it feels light like a tsuitate.

The house looks like the outside due to terrace planting, concrete, galvanized stairs, non-private space continuity and ceiling height, and sun light from the skylight. It creates a strolling and diverse sequence and a sense of depth.

We aimed to abstract and renew the tradition of living as a tenement house in the town.


Material Used:
1. Interior lighting: Suspension, Bullet flat shade / 190 / black, NEW LIGHT POTTERY
Suspension, AIM, FLOS
Stand Light, Parentesi, FLOS
2. Interior furniture: Dining Chair, T & O  T1chair_silver, maruni

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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
Interior lightingFlos
Dining ChairMaruni Wood Industry Inc.
T1 Chair
Interior lightingNew light pottery
Bullet flat shade / 190 / black
Product Spec Sheet
Interior lighting
Dining Chair
Interior lighting
Bullet flat shade / 190 / black by New light pottery
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