Traditional Kominka Renovation in Jonan

Traditional Kominka Renovation in Jonan

Takashi Okuno & Associates
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
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Private Houses
Hirokazu Fujimura

Traditional Kominka Renovation in Jonan

Takashi Okuno & Associates as Architects

A residence for the family of the original owner’s grandchild, inherited after the owner’s passing.

Renovation work focused on preserving vintage portions of the original property while making upgrades to its functionality, seismic capacity and thermal insulation.


Semi-transparent paneling offers the effect of softly connecting the spaces rather than partitioning them off completely.


In its combining of time-weathered materials with new, left just as they are without particular treatment, the property seems to have attained a certain depth of character.

Material Used :

1. Tatami mats

2. Japanese cypress

3. Japanese cedar

4. Shoji

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