This project aims to regain locality in contemporary Japanese house whilst keeping context of modernism. Locality has been often lost in Japanese architecture since thinking in a way of architecture modernism has became general in the society. However, building always sticks to its local, and it can not move like vehicle and machine. Therefore, it is important that reconnecting architecture and its surroundings by a notion of locality such as style, history and material.
Although, many philosophy has been applied to the relationship between architecture and surroundings, modernism tends to create buildings disconnected with its local context. Back in the past, Japanese house had many elements to create borderless relationship between in and out. such as Engawa: outer corridor located outside of window but used as the part of indoor space. Additionally, there was unique architectural style in each area in Japan. Nevertheless, it was lost because highly adiabatic and protected house to cope with severe changes of climate has been demanded.
▼周边环境鸟瞰，context – aerial view
As a solution, pergola space, semi-outdoor space that accounts for half of the size of building, surrounding the indoor space has been installed. It is inspired by Engawa to soften border between in and out to works is as a buffer zone. I believe this helps to reconnect living realm and surroundings by expanding their indoor life to the outside of it.
▼凉廊：围绕室内而建的半户外空间，pergola space has been installed surrounding the indoor space
▼作为缓冲地带的凉廊空间，pergola space as a buffer zone
▼从户外望向室内，view to the internal space
▼凉廊将室内生活向室外扩展，the pergola brings indoor life to the outside of it
Use of the pergola space has not been defined intentionally to keep it flexible and free space changed by user’s imagination. In spite of the fact that it has same amount of space as the one in indoor space, I believe making such a space without specify type of activities is highly beneficial for user’s future living in their local.
▼餐厅和厨房，dining area and kitchen
▼凉廊视野，view from the pergola
▼凉廊夜景，pergola by night
▼住宅夜景，the house by night
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
LOCATION: Shiraiwa Inasa-cho Hamamatsu-shi Shizuoka
PRINCIPAL USE: House
ARCHITECTS: Tsukasa Okada / 2id Architects
STRUCTURE ENGINEER: Tetsuro Adachi
SITE AREA: 497.79m²
FLOOR AREA: 109.26m²
DESIGN PERIOD: Nov 2017 – Dec 2018
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: Oct 2018 – May 2019
Floor -Flooring, Terrazzo tile, Ceramic tiles
Wall – Scraped mortar, Ceramic tiles,
Ceiling – Plasterboard ceiling
Furniture – Kitchen: Quartz stone,White oak
Lighting : Sutainless steel hairline φ17.3
PHOTOGRAPHER: Toshiyuki Yano