Photographs: Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/488701/imai-katsutoshi-sasaki-associates Clipboard Photographs Japan Projects Houses Structure Company:Tatsumi Terado Structural StudioSite Area:71.19m2Built Area:42.64m2City:OkazakiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – Ecoline Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesA house built on a narrow strip of land of 3m wide and 21m long. For this ground that looks too long and tight, we adopted a way to construct a house by reinterpreting scale, natural light, and the use of each room instead of setting one concept to design it. We made 5 specific proposals. 1, Balancing of scale and light Save this picture!SectionHeight of each room is adjusted according to the number of users and the use of the room. For example, children’s bedroom is 1.3m high while the living room is 4.4m. The room used by one person has limited natural light while the space people gather is much brighter. Balancing of scale and light bring a character to simple one room.2, Exterior on the edgeSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesThe ground was too narrow to allow any space for garden, so we set an inner garden at the end of the ground floor and a terrace on the north end of the second floor. High window in the living room is designed not only to let in light, but also to provide ventilation route in summer to discharge the heat accumulated up on the ceiling plane.3. DismantlingSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesBy dismantling living room and dining room, we avoided large area concentrated to one place. As these spaces that have public nature are dispersed, lines of flow work effectively. Also, by deconcentrating the factors required to children’s room such as sleep, storage or study, we can reduce the floor space of children’s bedroom while sharing space for other functions of storage and study by entire family.４.UnrestrictingSave this picture!Second Floor PlanWe suggested the way of living to utilize the space other than wet areas (kitchen, bathroom etc) without restricting its purpose. In sum, the space setting becomes neutral; you can sleep, dine or relax whenever you like. For example, dining in inner garden may be more enjoyable than in dining room.5. OverlappingSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesBy overlapping multiple uses on one space, efficiency of floor space is improved. Corridor as desk space, inner garden as dining or guest room, and so on. This narrow and long building that could be described as all lines of flow, is designed as functional, effective and liberating space by applying these operations. Project gallerySee allShow lessEarthquakes – How Well Are We Prepared?EventConstell.ation / LIKEarchitectsSelected Projects Share Year: Year: CopyAbout this officeKatsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOkazakiHousesJapanPublished on March 21, 2014Cite: “ImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates” 21 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.