8.5 House by DOG

Steep sloping floor works as wall

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This project is a small atelier-style house (87.23㎡) that will be built along the Tokaido Road that Hiroshige has walked and drawn. And this house is home to three generations of painter, his wife, infant and husband’s mother.

▼住宅远景鸟瞰, bird-view of the house © Satoshi Takae

▼住宅外观, exterior view of the house © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku


The theme is to open an atelier in Ninomiya-cho, located between Oiso (8th post town) and Odawara (9th post town), and to have the owner spin the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido. In addition, with a homage, the sloped roof that doubles as a wall on the Tokaido on the northern side of the site reduces the feeling of pressure on the city with showing a sculptural form.

▼北侧的屋顶倾斜成墙,构成建筑雕塑般的外形,sloped roof on north side works as a wall showing a sculptural form © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku


▼展示墙一侧的工作室空间,atelier space on one side of the exhibition wall © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku

▼倾斜的屋顶和展示墙交错形成异形空间,sloping roof and the exhibition wall are crossed to create a three-dimensional space © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku

▼从工作室向外看,view of the street from atelier © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku

The design began with the idea of transmitting a large exhibition wall for decorating his work to the city with a maximum length on the diagonal of the site, and decided to separate the living area from the atelier with the exhibition wall.The steep sloping roof and the diagonal exhibition wall are crossed to create a three-dimensional figure of “wide / narrow” or “high / low” crossing space.

▼展示墙成为起居室与工作室之间的分隔,exhibition wall separate the living area from the atelier © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku

▼异形空间中的起居室,living room in special space © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku


By creating a scale error in daily life and shaking the feeling, this house will be a house of imagination for the painter, and a tasteful home for the family.

▼室内一角,不同寻常的尺度感,corner of the room with unusual scale © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku

▼浴室,bathroom © Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku

▼平面图,plan © DOG

▼剖透视,section perspective © Yuta Tokunaga / ARCHI HATCH

Title:8.5 House
Lead architect:Ryutaro Saito + Shun Ide*Nikken housing system
Location:Ninomiya-cho Naka-gun Kanagawa Japan
Design period:11/2017~02/2019
Construction period:03/2019~10/2019
Structure/Number of Floors:W/2F
Building area:55.95sqm
Total floor area:87.23sqm
Structural engineer:Yasuhiro Kaneda / yasuhirokaneda STRUCTURE
Builder:Shinshin Construction Co.,Ltd
Photographer:Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku
3D Photographer:Yuta Tokunaga / ARCHI HATCH

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