Family House In Japan Designed By Tailored Design Lab To Embrace Its Farmland Setting

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Surrounded by farmland in rural Japan, this property by architecture studio Tailored Design Lab attributes a steeply pointed roof that frames views of the landscape, and an oversized chimney that provides all-natural ventilation .

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

The customers – a family who get pleasure from gardening and outdoor video games – asked Tailored Design and style Lab to build them a home that embraces its agrarian setting, so the crew designed a style that opens proper out the neighbouring fields.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

Large windows had been added to offer panoramic views of the landscape from each area.

A chunky ventilation chimney was also incorporated to carry in plenty of fresh air, inspired by a framework that architect and studio co-founder Hidetoshi Sawa spotted on a go to to Africa.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

“The most compelling resolution in how to successfully include the landscape was to supply a design that opens up to and takes advantage of the surrounding components,” explained Sawa, who is also a companion at Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

“In the design, a huge roof frames the landscape and shelters the household below,” he continued.


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“A chimney-shaped room extends out of the huge roof, generating a ventilation tower named Kaze no Ma – or room of wind. As warm air rises and escapes through the higher window, fresh air is pulled in via windows on the ground floor.”

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

Named Gabled Roof in Kawagoe, the residence is situated about twenty minutes drive outdoors the city in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture, in a fast-establishing suburb.

Regional organizing regulations stipulate that residents have the proper to unobstructed views of the landscape – so it is unlikely that the house’s glazed facade will be created in front of for the foreseeable long term.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

The gable-ended roof extends out past the facade, producing a sheltered terrace at the building’s entrance. Inside, a generous double-height residing area is also framed by the exposed wooden roof beams.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

“A 45-degree pitched roof was selected to create a huge interior space and an effective construction,” mentioned Sawa. “The roof and its structural directionality emphasise the point of view from north to south.”

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

A raised wooden floor runs by way of this area, producing a boundary line amongst the living area and the kitchen. The dining table is sunk into the floor, so residents have to slot their legs in underneath.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

The master bedroom and bathroom are hidden away at the rear of the residing space, although a mezzanine loft degree over accommodates the two children’s rooms. Neither of these two rooms have walls, increasing the feeling of openness in the constructing.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

“This planning creates gradual and steady layers of privacy, connecting the front farm, backyard, terrace, doma-space, and the open residing area through to the children’s rooms,” extra the architect.

Gabled roof Kawagoe by Tailored Design Lab

Gabled Roof in Kawagoe is 1 of the very first completed tasks by Tailored Design Lab, which was founded by Sawa and organization partner Tomohiko Iida in 2011. Sawa joined Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2014, and also is working on projects like a tree-covered university campus.

Photography is by Yuji Nishijima.


Task credits:

Architect: Hidetoshi Sawa/Tailored Design and style Lab
Contractor: Kimura Kougyo

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