This is a renovation of a house built about 90 years ago in Nara City. The house was used for rent and was abandoned after several (merciless) renovations. The columns, beams and earth walls were seriously damaged by the leak and ants. Sunlight was blocked by the baths and toilets that were added to the garden, and trees and weeds were overgrown.It takes a long time and a lot of money to repair a house by Japanese traditional construction method , and insulating and air-tightening the entire house also destroys features of the traditional Japanese house which loosely connected interior and exterior.Therefore, we created a compact living room in the center of the house, which was aseismatically reinforced and thermally insulated by a modern construction method, and created a semi-outdoor space called "Sukima" around it. "Sukima" includes the entrance, storage, garage, toilet, library, stairs, etc., and supports the functions of the house.The nested plan makes this house a legacy of the traditional Japanese house characteristics, where interior and exterior resonate with each other.
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