HOUSE IN OGIKUBO
Independence In Dependence
This house seeks to accommodate two families conducting separate lives but sharing the same land: the clients and their daughter’s family specifically requested independence from each other while being however bounded by relationship and proximity.
The residence has thus been divided into two different blocks defined by a tilted wall; the young family’s wing is rather spacious while the elderly couple’s quarters are more contained and feature a dim tatami room facing onto the garden.
The interlocked volumes reflect in shape the chaotic surroundings of the residential neighborhood. These are supported by a lightweight timber frame structure and cladded with metal sheets.
- Ogikubo, Tokyo, JP
- Private residence for two families
- 199 sqm
- LEAD ARCHITECT
- Satoshi Okada
- Isao Kato, Shunichi Kasajima, Katrin Oechslin, Lisa Tomiyama
- STRUCTURAL DESIGN:
- Hirokazu Toki
- Fukazawa Construction Co.
- PHOTO CREDITS:
- Koichi Torimura (Nacasa & Partners)
- Architectural Creations, FUTU Magazine 06-07/07, Casabella, vol. 743 ,10×10/3 - 100 Architects 10 Critics, mini house now,
- Journal Of Architecture And Building Science vol.123