Architects: Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates
12 months: 2021
Images: Shingo Kanagawa
Lead Architects: Takayuki Kuzushima
Life and types that mix in with nature.
The challenge website is surrounded by a mountain with giant undulations, and is wealthy in nature. The positioning is lined with spectacular timber equivalent to plum timber, sarsaparilla, and maple timber. The proprietor deliberate to spend weekends right here, and sooner or later, he wish to transfer right here to run a farm.
They needed to make minor enhancements to the prevailing important home, demolish a number of shacks alongside the cliff, and construct a brand new shack (agricultural warehouse).
The brand new hut was positioned alongside the highway floor. The placement of the prevailing huts was tough as a result of they’re positioned alongside a steep cliff, and it was additionally essential to safe as a lot space as potential as a subject on a flat website. The highway is lined with quite a lot of timber, and we thought-about the form of the flat floor and the peak of the roof to keep away from the timber.
To keep away from damaging the roots of the timber as a lot as potential, the columns have been deliberate with impartial basis legs, and the beams have been linked at a top that might keep away from overhanging the branches of the timber. The rafters are louvered in a steady sample, springing out from the post-and-beam frames.
The roof floats softly in response to the mountain vary, passing beneath the tall timber and embracing the shrubs, and mixing in with the timber. The under-roof house is split by partitions and lined up with 5 completely different areas.
These are the strategy to the constructing, a spot to retailer farm gear, a bench on the sting of a shaded space, a piece house, and an area for drying out within the solar. Strolling beneath the roof, the spatial composition is such that guests transfer between the front and back sides of the 5 forms of areas.
The peak of the roof is set not solely by dodging timber, but additionally by way of house. For instance, the strategy is warped to welcome folks, and the roof is raised to supply a big house for the work house.
Lots of the secondary parts are reused scrap wooden from the dismantled shed. Flooring supplies have been used as partition partitions, columns and joists have been used as benches, and roof tiles have been reused as flooring supplies for the strategy.
Through the use of the waste supplies, we thought that the brand new constructing would mix in with the panorama despite the fact that it’s a new building. The shopper and the design workplace did the DIY building, and the construction is open to future use.
We deliberate this challenge whereas envisioning such a panorama the place the shopper’s life and the structure for nurturing that life would mix into nature. The structure ought to have a direct relationship with nature. It’s the look in a big panorama like a mountain, and the house created by every tree.
Constructing the structure right here was an affirmation of the existence of the gorgeous satoyama and the timber within the backyard.