I3 house: Residence in Miyazaki City

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I3 house – Modeling on the hill

New Japanese Residential Building in Miyazaki City, Kyushu – design by Masahiko Sato, architect

26 Jun 2016

New Residence in Miyazaki City

Design: Masahiko Sato, Architects

Location: Miyazaki City, Kyushu Island, Japan

Miyazaki City Residence

DESIGN NAME:
I3-house [ Modeling on the hill ]

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residential House

I3 house: Residence in Miyazaki City

INSPIRATION:
I3 House was planned in the residential area at the top of a hill in Miyazaki City, Japan. Typoons often occur in Miyazaki, also annual rainfall here is recorded to be relatively high. The keywords for I3 House design were the natural features of the site: “wind” and “cliff”.

I3 house: Residence in Miyazaki City

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
To obey the design legal restrictions, the terrace balcony on the southeast side was designed to float from the ground surface using a cantilever, this way one can enjoy spectacular views of the city and the Hyuga sea. The roof shape was designed in order to minimize the wind pressure loads and in case of typhoon, it was also decided to design the roof without the eaves considering the effect caused by the windblow.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The room arrangement was designed to let morning sun enter the room, while prevent strong western sunlight penetrate the interior of the house, sky light was provided on the living room to give a sense of openness to the space. Some openings are also provided on stairs. Provided with no partitions, multi-purpose hall on the second floor become very open, main bedroom and nursery are very effective for natural ventilation and lighting since it is provided with balcony.

I3 house: Residence in Miyazaki City

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefacture, Japan ; Completion Date October 2015

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The overall building shape is in result of parking and housing configuration, exterior and roof were highlighted with white color, with gray as accents, and completed with a tree on the outer side of the wall facing the road.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Conventional wooden post and beam structure Site Area 429.34sqm Bldg Area 164.19sqm Gross Floor Area 182.78sqm Bldg.Coverage Ratio 34.44 percent Gross Floor Ratio 38.25 percent Max.Height 8.55 m Parking Lot Two car Exterior Finish Siding Architect Masahiko Sato

I3 house: Residence in Miyazaki City

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
In daily life, people put themselves in a space somewhere. Home, school, work, public institution, commercial facility… In every space, what do people see, experience and feel? We base on people, harmonize every element, like function, things, environment to create a space and the style, and that is our job. We’d love to keep creating the space that makes your life joyful and pleasant, the space becomes more attractive and valuable by people who are enjoying it.

CHALLENGE:
As we proceed with the design, it was necessary to consider legal restrictions and regulation regarding the cliff on southeast part, and also to take account for wind loads from sea direction.

I3 house: Residence in Miyazaki City

TEAM MEMBERS:
Masahiko Sato and Yukihiro Nishiyama

IMAGE CREDITS:
Ikuma Satoshi

STUDIO:
Architect Show Co., Ltd

PROFILE:
In daily life, people put themselves in a space somewhere. Home, school, work, public institution, commercial facility… In every space, what do people see, experience and feel? We base on people, harmonize every element, like function, things, environment to create a space and the style, and that is our job. We’d love to keep creating the space that makes your life joyful and pleasant, the space becomes more attractive and valuable by people who are enjoying it.

AWARD DETAILS
Winner – I3-House [ Modeling On The Hill ] Residential House by Masahiko Sato is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2015-16.

A’ Design Awards & Competition

World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design

I3 house: Residence in Miyazaki City Building images / information from A’ Design Awards

Location:Miyazaki City, Japan