House in Mukainada

Hiroshima / Japan

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House in Mukainada


 


 House in a residential area of Hiroshima, Japan.
Clients desired a house suitable for an elderly couple where gardening could be enjoyed. They also wanted a large space to be able to run a variety store and host a gallery or workshop in future.



 Therefore, we proposed a house with a planted walkway outside of the house. Outside of the house, we created wide rounded-shape earthen floor (doma) connected to the house. By planting flower and trees in and around the earthen floor (doma), the walkway appears.
Making the most of existing mimosa trees, the house is located diagonally to the site with consideration given to a view of mountains on the road side, daylight from the south and misalignment of eye lines from adjacent lands.
 


 After the completion, the house becomes a gathering place for people, including parents and children of the owners living nearby. The atmosphere of the house will continue to change as the plants grow.


 


Project Location : Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prof., Japan
Completion Year : 2015
Principle use : residence
Site Area : 329.14 sq.m
Building Area :82.81 sq.m
Total Floor Area : 76.04 sq.m
Storeys : 1
Structure : wooden
Photo by: Toshiyuki Yano
http://www.yanofoto.com/

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    House in Mukainada    House in a residential area of Hiroshima, Japan.Clients desired a house suitable for an elderly couple where gardening could be enjoyed. They also wanted a large space to be able to run a variety store and host a gallery or workshop in future.  Therefore, we proposed a house with a planted walkway outside of the house. Outside of the house, we created wide rounded-shape earthen floor (doma) connected to the house. By planting flower and trees in and...

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    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence
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