Architects: Taichi Nishishita architect & associate
Social Media: @taichi_nishishita_architects
Location: Ehime Japan
Site Area: 81.29 m2
Floor Space: 64.58 m2
Project Year: 2018
Photographs: Hirokazu Fujimura
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Exterior wall: SOTON wall
Ceiling: douglas fir, Japanese SIRASU
Interior wall: Japanese Sikkui
While the site area is 81.29 m2, the total floor area that can be built is only less than 64.58 m2. There is also a southwest corner, and although sufficient daylighting can be expected, there are a lot of traffic of people and vehicles, and houses are built around, and some obstacles to bring the good conditions of the site into the living space as it is Felt.
Therefore, we set up a deck to take in light and wind while blocking the view from the roadside, and by providing a deck on the entire site, it was possible to feel the maximum expansion even in a limited area. In addition, by carefully observing the surrounding environment also at the openings in various places, by providing a configuration that can be seen as far as possible, it was considered that the feeling of blockage was not felt.
Three private rooms are needed because the family is a family of four and the children are also adults. Even if storage was provided in each room within a limited area of less than 64.58 m2, I thought that each would be just a narrow space. Therefore, we decided not to set up storage in each room, but it was a room only for sleeping, and it took the form of a corridor and a family closet.
It was expected that “wide” consciousness would work because it was able to see through from edge to edge of the building, brighten the edges and create depths of light and dark, and store the whole wall.
The exterior was mainly made of scraped plaster walls, with wood in the windows, back of the house, and fences, in an effort to gradually blend in with the surrounding landscape. Taking advantage of the characteristics of the area where the front road runs east-west and west-sunlight often strikes, the west surface restricts the opening as much as possible, leaving a large wall. From late afternoon to dusk, beautiful trees are projected on the wall, hoping to be a small symbol of the city.