House in Sugie / Horibe Associates

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  • Structure Consultants: Syunya Takahashi Structural Building Research Institute
  • Construction: daikanekomuten
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is sited on a path. Where old houses and tradition remain. At the end of the path is a Shinto shrine. Every year, omikoshi are carried along this path during the festivities of the Naginata Matsuri. For this residential project, we aimed to create a house which harmonizes with its con- text in both materiality and geometry.

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The house is in the hiraya style, composed of 3 consecu- tive kirizuma roofs. Through slits and apertures, blue skies are visible from the interior. Two gardens are born from shifts in spatial composition. One for “tranquility” and

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. The other, for “movement” and hospitality.

The house is conscious of time and contextual identity— to facilitate peaceful life and relationships.
omikoshi – mobile shrine
hiraya – Single-story Japanese House
kirizuma – Japanese sloped roof

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