Ogimachi House

Ogimachi House

Architect
Tomoaki Uno Architects
Location
Nagoya, Aichi Pref ,Japan
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Ben Hosking

Ogimachi House

Tomoaki Uno Architects as Architects

This house was built by a son for a sick mother. An important concept of this house is the way private and society interact. Eventually, I proposed a house with no windows on the wall except for the entrance and the rear entrance. Instead, he suggested installing 32 fixes and five large windows that could be opened and closed on the ceiling.

photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking
photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking

 

photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking

 

photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking
photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking
photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking

The structure is the traditional ITAKURA structure. For the outer wall, a 30 mm thick cedar board was doubled, and insulation was put between them. All made of cedar and cypress. His mother felt stressed when she started living, but now she seems very comfortable and I am relieved. 

photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking
photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking
photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking
photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking

 

Team: Tomoaki Uno Architects

Photographer: Ben Hosking

photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking
photo_credit Ben Hosking
Ben Hosking

Materials Used

Facade cladding: solid cedar wood

Roof: galvalume steel sheet

Flooring, Inner wall: solid cedar wood

Ceiling: solid cypress board

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