HOUSE IN OGIKUBO
Independence In Dependence
The HOUSE IN OGIKUBO is a multigenerational home that accommodates two families leading separate lives but share the same land for living. The clients and their daughter’s family specifically requested for independence from each other while having close access and living in proximity.
Responding to this request, the residence was divided into two separate blocks defined by a tilted wall. The geometry of the design is supported by a lightweight timber frame cladded with metal sheets. The younger family’s wing is rather spacious while the elderly couple’s quarters are more contained and feature a low lit tatami room facing the garden. The interlocked volumes reflect the lively surroundings of the residential neighborhood.
- 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