House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in OkusawaHouse in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa
House in Okusawa

House in Okusawa

This is a renovation project. The house was built during the post-war era of Japan, when the influence of western design became popular. The superficial imitation of western architecture was used for the design of common housing, as seen in so-called Provence or English style houses in Japan. As a part of this trend, the house in Okusawa sought to imitate the English brick house. It had a triangular wooden gable, typical of the English roof, while it also included a parapet. At first sight it lookslikeaRCstructure, but this is misleading; the wooden beams are reinforced by steel frames to lessen the number of interior pillars. While the house might be superficial, it retains a certain charm that reminds us of familiar human feelings. Rather than denying its immaturity out of the post-war period, we have taken a gentle and positive attitude towards it and renovated it into a home suitable for today.

title:House in Okusawa
architects:Jo Nagasaka+ Keisuke Hatakenaka/Schemata Architects
address: Okusawa Setagaya Tokyo
usage:residence
construction:Eiger, Syuhei Nakamura(epoxy)
site area : 109.70m²
building area :53.84 m²
total floor area: 136.46m²
floors : B1F 1F 2F
structure:wooden, part RC
completion:01/2009
photo: Takumi Ota

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