Kitakamakura House, Kamakura Residence Photos, Kanagawa Home, Japanese Property

House in Kitakamakura, Kanagawa : Kamakura Home

Kanagawa House design by Suppose design office Architects, Japan

19 Apr 2011

House in Kitakamakura

Design: Suppose design office, architects

Location: Kanagawa, southeast Japan

Photos: Toshiyuki Yano

Among the plots of land for sale in Kita Kamakura there are some sites in the outskirts – which at first glance have the negative condition of being uneven.

This is a plan to create an appealing living space by building directly over that uneven land.

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From an architectural standpoint, with an upper and lower level, the influence of the footing-and other aspects cause too many uncertainties in the support of the retaining wall. So, we propose to set concrete shafts slightly away from the wall and create a steel frame-between the shafts in order to insure the safety of the living space and the site at the same time.

This also helps to keep the excavation which accompanies construction work on uneven sites to a minimum.

In addition, the space between the two levels which is created by the shafts and the retaining wall can be used as a garden.

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Many kinds of natural spaces can be created, such as a Japanese Garden, Bath Terrace, or Green Garden. The concrete will create a quiet, enclosed space, while an open space is created by the steel framework.

Through these two structural forms you can feel connected to the surrounding nature in this wonderful living space.

With just a few techniques we can overturn the stereotypes associated with this type of site. What was once viewed as a site with poor building conditions can be changed into land with great possibilities.

Rather than looking at the negative side, we would like to continue searching for these possibilities – by accepting all that these sites have to offer.

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House in Kitakamakura – Building Information

Location: Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Type Of Project: single family house
Structural Engineers: Nawakenji-m/Kenji Nawa
Project Architect: suppose design office | Makoto Tanijiri
Design Team: Hayato Komatsu(ex-staff), Kazutaka Sumi
Start on site date: 2008-09
Contract duration: 2006-08
Gross internal floor area: 113.62 sqm
Main contractor: Eiko Kensetsu

Photographs: Mr. Toshiyuki Yano (Nacasa&Partners Inc.)

House in Kitakamakura information from Suppose design office architects

Location: Kanagawa, Japan, East Asia

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