18.84平方米的单层住宅 | Single story house of 18.84㎡
建筑师Takeshi Hosakad自述：“我在横滨的LOVE HOUSE居住了10年。从2015年起，我开始在早稻田大学艺术与建筑学院任教，从横滨到学校要花费很多时间，因此我决定建造新的LOVE² HOUSE。我在东京购买了一个31.41平方米的地块，随后开始设计这座两层高的房屋。
I lived in “LOVE HOUSE” in Yokohama for 10 years. I started to teach as a professor in Waseda University Art and Architecture school since 2015 and it takes too much hours to commute there from Yokohama. That’s the reason I decided to construct my second house,” LOVE² HOUSE ”. I got 31.41㎡ lot in Tokyo and immediately started to design 2 stories house.
My wife had been reading the book at that time about Edo-period which says a family of 4 lives in 9.6㎡ house called “Nagaya (one story small apartment)” at that time. After reading the book she said to me ”18㎡ is quite huge for two of us!” Then I shifted to design a single story house of 18.84㎡. As example, the following houses are smaller than 20㎡: Hojoan written in Hojoki by Kamo no Chomei (1155-1216) ; 9.18㎡, Le corbusier’s Cabanon; 16.85㎡. I analyze that these two owners commonly so much loved the life in their houses and surrounded environment.
▼从街道望向室内，view to the interior from the street
As I experienced every earth components, for instance, sunshine, rain, snow, animal, plants and people, during my life in “LOVE HOUSE”, I focused on eternity of small space which posses everything in. The ancient Roman place importance on 5 components as ideal life in villa; Study,Bath, Drama, Music and Epicurism.I desired to enrich these 5 components in this small house of 18.84㎡. We do enjoy to take a bath every night, to listen 300 collections of disc record, to eat rice boiled in earthen pot, and read the favored books. Besides, we rely on the Bible when we get tired as Kamo no Chomei mentioned in Hojoan about religion as one of the key components in one’s life.
▼从厨房望向餐厅，view to the dining area from the kitchen
▼屋顶上设置了两个天窗，在冬天能够带来柔和的光照， the two skylights effectively take soft sunlight into the house
▼最内侧的卧室区，bed place in the deep of the space
▼与卧室相连的露台，terrace connected with the bedroom
与自然和城市直接相连 | Direct connection to nature and town
The sunlight simulation showed that the site can not obtain direct sun-shine for 3 months in the winter. It really made me disappointed at first but I shifted to conceive this fact as a similar environment to Scandinavian country. This concept leaded me to draw the sketch of two curved roofs tops of which are open to the sky. In the winter, the two skylights effectively take soft sunlight into the house. In the summer the house is filled with brilliant sunshine like tropical country. We could feel sunlight of all over the world throughout the year.
▼光影，light and shadow
The roof is composed of two HP shells. They are merged at different heights and create a simple house shape. The eaves of the roof shells shape straight to blend with the surroundings but the top of the shells are slightly curved. The seven short walls derived from the main RC skeleton separate the three zones: dining, kitchen and bedroom. The thickness of these walls is decreased for 15mm from top to bottom to install the shelf boards and the kitchen counter. The RC skeleton works not only as a big body but also as small furniture in this small house.
▼钢筋混凝土骨架不仅被用作实体墙，还充当了小型的家具，the RC skeleton works not only as a big body but also as small furniture in this small house
When we keep the window facing on the street fully opened, People who walk on the street feel free to talk to me. It’s like a long-time friend. and children put their hands on the floor and look inside. We even pat strolling dogs from dining. The front street has flower bed so we enjoy it as our garden. In this house we feel the town very close. We are really surprised how pleasant to communicate with the town is!
▼与自然和城市直接相连，direct connection to nature and town
小房子的无限可能 | Infiniteness of small house
在LOVE² HOUSE建成之后，LOVE HOUSE就变成了用来绘图的工作室和周末度假时的住所。我的妻子原本十分舍不得离开原来的家，但现在她已经和我一样，在这里住得非常开心。
“LOVE² HOUSE” was completed so that “LOVE HOUSE” turned to the atelier to draw pictures or the villa to spend weekends. My wife so much loves “LOVE HOUSE” and she had felt sad to leave there but now she has so much fun in “LOVE² HOUSE”.I am also fun.
“LOVE² HOUSE” was created through fighting “infiniteness of small things” logically and sensuously.
▼从露台望向室内，view from the terrace
LOVE² HOUSE (CREDITS)
ARCHITECT: TAKESHI HOSAKA / TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: KENJI NAWA / NAWAKENJI-M
PHOTOGRAPHER: KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
MOVIE: TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITCTS (photos by KOJI FUJII)
CLIENT: Takeshi & Megumi HOSAKA (Architect’s house)
Location of the project: Bunkyo, Tokyo , JAPAN
Construction nature: Reinforced Concrete (RC)
Site: 31.43 m2
Building area: 18.84 m2
Floor area ratio:18.84 m2
Building height: 7214 mm 1F
Design: March 2016 – November 2018
Architect: Takeshi Hosaka
TAKESHI HOSAKA ARCHITECTS
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