This is a renovation project.
This is a renovation project. The house was built during the post-war era of Japan, when the influence of western design became popular. The superficial imitation of western architecture was used for the design of common housing, as seen in so-called Provence or English style houses in Japan. As a part of this trend, the house in Okusawa sought to imitate the English brick house. It had a triangular wooden gable, typical of the English roof, while it also included a parapet. At first sight it looks like a RC structure, but this is misleading; the wooden beams are reinforced by steel frames to lessen the number of interior pillars. While the house might be superficial, it retains a certain charm that reminds us of familiar human feelings. Rather than denying its immaturity out of the post-war period, we have taken a gentle and positive attitude towards it and renovated it into a home suitable for today.
title : House in Okusawa
architects：Jo Nagasaka／Schemata Architects
address: Okusawa Setagaya Tokyo
construction：Eiger Syuhei Nakamura(epoxy)
site area : 109.70m²
building area :53.84 m²
total floor area: 136.46m²
floors : B1F 1F 2F
structure：wooden, part RC
photo： Takumi Ota