Hidaka House, Saitama city Residence, New Home Japan, Japanese Property
House in Hidaka, Saitama city, Japan : Hiroshima Home
Saitama city House – design by Suppose design office
19 Apr 2011
House in Hidaka
Design: Suppose design office, architects
Location: Saitama, southwest Japan
Photos: Toshiyuki Yano
This is a house that is engaging nature to a part of a life in the dwelling through a wave of a ground from outside to the inside.
The site is placed in Saitama –ken, Japan, where it has a rich nature environment with beautiful scenery of a hill. The client wanted their house that is open to the nature environment and also has a depth in the space.
The ground is covering the half of the 1st floor of the dwelling. Because of the light hill around the house, residents could feel the connection with the surrounding environment closer as if they are living in the nature. To protect the building from the pressure of soil of the hill, the foundation of the house was built up and wrapping the half part of the wall at the ground level.
The half walls have multiple functions such as a table, shelves, and stools. In other words, residents could find their own way to use the space as if they are finding their own, comfortable space in nature like a hill with fine sunlight or under the trees with soft light through leaves.
Usually, there is a separation between a house and its surrounding environment to protect its privacy.
For the house, we tried to create neutral line between inside and outside in engaging the landscape into the house. We hope the architecture could create an environment that has more interactive relationship between nature and a life of residents.
House in Hidaka – Building Information
Location: Saitama city, Japan
Principal use: private house
Site area: 451.13 sqm
Building area: 95.76 sqm
Total ﬂoor area: 138.05 sqm ( 1F: 54.27 sqm / 2F: 83.78 sqm)
Completion: Dec 2010
Design period: Aug 2008 – Mar 2010
Construction period: Apr 2010 – Dec 2010
Structure: Steel structure
Client: a couple and one children
Project architect: Makoto Tanijiri [suppose design office]+ Kenji Nawa [Nawakenji-m]
Project team: suppose design office + Nawakenji-m, in-charge; Hiroshi Yamagami
Lighting: Caravaggio Opal P0 [Light Years]
Flooring: 1F・oak flooring 2F・white ash flooring
Internal Wall: diatomaceous earth, plaster finish
Ceiling: diatomaceous earth, plaster finish
Photographer: Toshiyuki Yano
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