first_imgPhotographs:  Daici Ano Save this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelBoardsEGGERMultiple Purpose Board – OSB 3Text description provided by the architects. The site is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood where land is divided into small lots and tiny aging wooden houses and apartments stand randomly along the streets. It is a very common suburban streetscape in Japan, without any specific feature to serve as a clue for design. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe requests from our client were very modest and simple: they asked us to provide sufficient natural ventilation, light and privacy. We decided to work with an enclosed courtyard house plan, but at the same time we wanted to establish better relationship between house and streetscape in this suburban context.  Save this picture!© Daici AnoOur solution was to cut through the concrete walls along the streets to make openings in some parts. Here people can partially see trees and white painted walls through these openings from the street, and residents can see and hear what’s happening on the streets through them.  Save this picture!© Daici AnoConcrete was cast using plywood forms. Rough texture of the concrete walls helps the house to blend in the surrounding grayish streetscape. A gentle slope runs along the east side of the site, creating 800mm height difference in ground levels.  Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe house is composed of two interlocking ‘flagpole’ shaped interior and exterior spaces, while ‘flagpole’ meaning a larger volume (‘flag)’ on one side with slender volume (‘pole’) attached to it. In order to meet the height difference along the slope, floor level of the ‘pole’ part is lowered by half floor level, and as a result the house has a skipped-floor section with four different floor levels.  Save this picture!SectionFloor level of ‘pole’ part in exterior space is adjusted in the same way, creating terraces and court at different height. As a result we set eight different floor levels inside and outside. Each of interior space is loosely connected by exterior terrace or court at different levels. Residents move from one place to another along skipped corridor and terraces, while enjoying rich spatial sequence along the way.Project gallerySee allShow lessGrand Central Terminal Drawing Competition WinnersArticlesWheelwright Prize CompetitionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects House in Sakurajyosui / General Design 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: General Design Area Area of this architecture project Japan “COPY” CopyHouses•Suginami, Japan “COPY” Area:  121 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 14 Share House in Sakurajyosui / General DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Sakurajyosui / General Design ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeGeneral DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuginamiHousesJapanPublished on December 27, 2012Cite: “House in Sakurajyosui / General Design” 27 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?樱上水住宅 / 通用设计是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more