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Houses

House YK / Islands

2005Complete

CAtKazuko Akamatsu

This is a house for a family of four built in Chiba City,in a slender alley 4m wide and 40m deep.The thin wooden walls, 62mm thick and made of 2×4 inserted between structural plywood on both sides, were assembled by layering them and gradually opening the cracks. These cracks draw the light into the rooms, and it has a different expression depending on time, season, and weather, and as slits that guide sightlines from within the rooms to the exterior, they give rise to changes in the spaces. Inside are aligned several "Islands" that function as triggers for people to linger. Because the "Islands" and activities of people begin to flow. By means of stairs located in two places along this length, it is possible to wander around on the floor, suspended above the "islands", the bridge , and the terrace.

DATA

Location Chiba
Principal use Residence
Structure W Structure
Number of stories 2 stories
Site area
Building area
Total floor area
214.28㎡
99.75㎡
149.54㎡

PHOTO

Photo Hiroshi Ueda

PUBLICATION

SHINKENCHIKU Jutakutokusyu
KENCHIKU GIJUTSU
KENCHIKU GAHOU
KENCHIKU CHISIKI
DETAIL

BOOK
2006.01
2008.12
2011.03
2012.05
193

「境界」から考える住宅(SHOKOKUSYA)

AWARD

1st prize, 9th TEPCO Comfortable Living Environment Contest
Award, Design Contest for Xyloid-Architectural Space
Selected in Architectural Design works of Architectural Institute of Japan
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