▼棚屋住宅外观，exterior view of the hut-like house
This building is a hut-like house on the outskirts of Aichi Prefecture. The area around the building is a peaceful place with fields and bamboo forests. The planned site has two main houses, and a study hut and an agricultural equipment shed attached to them. Several decades ago, there was a livestock hut. There, two or three generations live on a single site with multiple buildings. And they live in a way that keeps building renewed in line with their current life, as they thought of on the spot. A client working as an electrician requested a room such as a study room and dining kitchen, a storage space for materials, a refreshing space with colleagues at work, and a place where local people gather in the event of a disaster. This plan is like adding a life with a larger society to a main house that is used privately. There is a need for non-family members to gather comfortably and to have a larger scale of storage than residential furniture. So I planned a solarium next to the owner’s room, as large as the budget allowed, using a combination of rough and simple materials.
▼棚屋住宅外观远景，distant exterior view of the hut-like house
▼棚屋住宅外观近景，半透明的墙体与白色实墙形成对比，close exterior view of the hut-like house, the translucent enclosure contrasts with the white solid walls
▼从入口处看住宅室内，viewing the interior house from the entrance
▼从入口处看阳光房室内，室内空间由雪松板和半透明的聚碳酸酯板围合而成，viewing the solarium from the entrance, the house is enclosed by cedar boards and polycarbonate
▼从阳光房看室外环境，viewing surroundings from the solarium
Specifically, the structural frame is a pre-plated square pipe (□ -50 × 50 × 2.3) as an assembly pillar, and shelves can be added freely between the pillars. Since the pillar is a thin plate material that can be screwed, secondary members such as furring strips can be eliminated. The base material of the exterior material is a cedar roofing board that is screwed to the intermediate beam and used in the interior without painting. This building uses wire mesh instead of braces as a earthquake-resistant element. The opening for lighting is made clear by hooking polycarbonate onto this wire mesh without using a sash. The sunroom has a shutter at the entrance, and when it is opened, the room changes to semi-outdoor. I planned that the solarium don’t have insulation. On the other hand, I planned the room to keep the air volume as small as possible , and to install insulation and air conditioning. I planned the building as large as possible instead of making the room controlled by the equipment smaller.
▼阳光房室内俯瞰图，私人居住空间的屋顶可作为室内活动平台，aerial view of the solarium, the roof of the private space can serve as an activity space
▼阳光房室内俯瞰图，人们可以根据自己的需要在方钢框架之间自由增减搁板，aerial view of the solarium, shelves can be added freely between the structural frame made of pre-plated square pipes
▼阳光房室内，金属网代替传统建筑中的斜撑结构抵抗地震力，其外侧的聚碳酸酯表皮确保采光，interior view of the solarium, the building uses wire mesh instead of braces as a earthquake-resistant element, and the opening for lighting is made clear by hooking polycarbonate onto this wire mesh
▼明亮的阳光房，可以作为公共空间，the bright solarium that can serve as a public gathering space
▼阳光房和私人居住空间，the solarium and the private space
▼私人居住空间，通过一扇玻璃门与阳光房相连，其余部分尽可能地用木板封闭，the private room enclosed by wood boards, connecting with the solarium through a glass door
I think that the life of a resident is not completed in one house (or one function-defined room), but rather it can become rich by enriching its surroundings. The building is like a hut below a house. However, I think that the life through the hut can create more expanse and richness than conventional houses.
▼建筑实体模型鸟瞰图，bird-eye’s view of the physical model
▼建筑实体模型，the physical model