構造担当 / 小西泰考建築構造設計
竣工日 / 2016年
構造・構法 / 鉄骨造（一部RC造）
規模 / 地下1階 地上3階
敷地面積 / 45.84㎡
建築面積 / 27.20㎡
延床面積 / 91.13㎡
写真 / GA photographers
This is a house in a centrally located, urban residential area. The plot is small compared to the surrounding residences, but nonetheless thinking positively about its environs, and sharing and referencing the areas relatively well-preserved residential atmosphere, we set out with the aim to discover a new type of urban home.
Firstly, a multi-layered structure was necessary to secure a good-sized floor area for this plot. To facilitate vertical movement between these layers, we decided to use a spiral circulation to split and connect the floor levels. We also decided to arrange the rooms adjacently without corridors - thus making every area in the house a pathway, and creating a spatial construction of seemingly successive staircase landings.
The plot faces the road on its northern side, but is bordered by buildings along its other three edges. For this reason, hardly any sunlight nor breeze enter the lower floor. To combat this issue, we incrementally set back the volume of each upper floor, and installed skylights and jalousie windows in the openings so that each room has light pouring in from the sky and enjoys a fresh breeze. Each of these windows are accompanied by other elements such as a dining table, day bed, bathtub and benches etc., so that the rooms are imbued with a comfortable feeling similar to that of relaxing outside on a sunny day.
As long as residences are located in cities, they not only need to act as protection from the outside world, but also as starting points for urban encounters and communication. We believe that by embracing their public nature and providing comfort, residences allow the diverse internal activities of their occupants to progress naturally into the outside world, creating beneficial relationships in which individuals and cities resonate with each other.
Structural Engineer / Konishi Structure Engineers
Year / 2016
Main Structure and Construction / steel structure (partly reinforced concrete structure)
Size / 1 basement floor and 3-storey above the ground
Building area / 45.84m²
Building scale / 27.20m²
Total floor area / 91.13m²
PHOTO / GA photographers