SATOSHI OKADA
ARCHITECTS

House in Ogikubo main

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.

LOCATION
Ogikubo, Tokyo, JP
PROGRAM
Private residence for two families
YEAR
2005
SIZE
199 sqm
STRUCTURE
Timber
LEAD ARCHITECT
Satoshi Okada
TEAM
Isao Kato, Shunichi Kasajima, Katrin Oechslin, Lisa Tomiyama
COLLABORATORS
STRUCTURAL DESIGN:
Hirokazu Toki
CONTRACTOR:
Fukazawa Construction Co.
PHOTO CREDITS:
Koichi Torimura (Nacasa & Partners)
PUBLICATIONS
INTERNATIONAL:
Architectural Creations, FUTU Magazine 06-07/07, Casabella, vol. 743 ,10×10/3 - 100 Architects 10 Critics, mini house now, 
JAPAN:
Journal Of Architecture And Building Science vol.123

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