* Residential Architecture: House of Setagaya by SKAL + OUVI
Posted by the editors on Monday, 16 July 2012
Residential Architecture: House of Setagaya by SKAL + OUVI: “..being in a dense suburban context, the architects implemented environmental design strategies for improved efficiency. the form tapers away from the plot line to separate the structure from the neighboring houses, bringing light into the ground level. the roof encloses the upper level with low-hanging eaves that block the intense summer sun, while large perforations frame balconies to create open-air terraces. windows located on both sides can be opened to allow ample cross ventilation and transforms some of the volumes into a natural ‘wind tunnel’. all bedrooms are organized linearly on the upper storey based on their frequency of use, eliminating the need for a common hallway. connecting all the rooms from above, the loft can be reached by a small ladder and provides supplemental entertainment areas..the entire residence is a wooden construction, from the structural columns and beams to the floor finishes and surface veneers. negative spaces are converted for extra storage. the exterior perimeter of the plot is lined in saplings that will one day help to visually isolate the house from the exterior and inject a bit of greenery within the surrounding concrete context..” Modest, slim, dropped eaves creating semi-enclosed balconies; timber construction, wood interior..
See our post on another home, created by SNARK + OUVI: Residential Architecture: Ridge Residence by SNARK and OUVI.
image: © syuya amemiya; article: Designboom