House in Sugie

Horibe Associates as Architects

The house is sited on a path,where old houses and tradition remain. At the end of the path is a Shinto shrine.

photo_credit yohei sasakura
yohei sasakura
photo_credit yohei sasakura
yohei sasakura

Every year, omikoshi are carried along this path during the festivities of the Naginata Matsuri.
For this residential project, we aimed to create a house which harmonizes with its con- text in both materiality and geometry.

photo_credit yohei sasakura
yohei sasakura
photo_credit yohei sasakura
yohei sasakura

The house is in the hiraya style, composed of 3 consecutive kirizuma roofs.
Through slits and apertures, blue skies are visible from the interior.

Two gardens are born from shifts in spatial composition. One for “tranquility” and family. The other, for “movement” and hospitality.

photo_credit yohei sasakura
yohei sasakura
photo_credit yohei sasakura
yohei sasakura

The house is conscious of time and contextual identity— to facilitate peaceful life
and relationships. 

omikoshi – mobile shrine
hiraya – Single-story Japanese House 

kirizuma – Japanese sloped roof 

photo_credit yohei sasakura
yohei sasakura
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