Low and deep eaves prevent intense summer sun from heating the house. The entrance, the kitchen and dining room, living room, kids room, bathroom and bedroom were arranged so that from one perspective these rooms appear to be only one.
Trees and plants surround the house in small batches, allowing the site to appear more spacious and sunlight to enter the house. Completely removing the grove from the neighboring site incorporated the original landscape of the city onto the new site. The house is complete, but as trees and plants grow and surpass the eaves, the landscape of the city will be fully incorporated and the design will be fully realised.
Architects: Kazuya Shikinami/Skal and Shin Yokoo/Ouvi
Planning: Kazuya Shikinami / Skal
Structural engineer: Ouvi (Team: Shin Yokoo, Keita Kisami)
Landscaping: Fujikura landscaping design office
Construction: Seiko Construction Co., Ltd.
Site area: 93 square metres
Built area: 46 square metres
Floor area: 91 square metres
Number of floors: 2+Loft
Construction methods: Wooden construction