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物件名  House Snapped
所在地 埼玉県さいたま市
主要用途 一戸建ての住宅
発注者 個人
用途地域 第一種中高層住居専用地域、準防火地域
構造 木造
階数 地上2階
最高高さ 8.432メートル
最高軒高 6.411メートル
前面道路 東側4.00メートル
敷地面積 108.49平方メートル
建築面積 51.04平方メートル
延床面積 81.41平方メートル
設計期間 2010年9月15日〜2011年9月30日
工事期間 2011年10月1日〜2012年4月22日
担当 中佐昭夫、青木大輔
構造設計 草間徳朗/草間構造設計室
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Name of the Project : House Snapped
Location : Saitama City, Saitama
Category : detached house
Zoning use district : -
Structure : Wood construction
Number of stories : 2 stories above ground
Maximum height : 8.432 m
Maximum eave height : 6.411 m
Frontal road : 4.00m on the east
Site area : 108.49m2
Building area : 51.04m2
Total floor area : 81.41m2
Design time : September 15, 2010 - September 30, 2011
Construction time : October 1, 2011 - April 22, 2012
Architect : Akio NAKASA(Principal Architect) , Daisuke AOKI
Photo : Toshiyuki YANO

Two buildings, large and small, stand on L-shape plot adjoining at the corner. The form of the two buildings comes is as if one building snapped in two, and they are placed along the shape of the site.

A column stands at the adjoining corner of the two buildings, and four zones, yard, entrance, small and large buildings, are placed radially. Four zones can be shared or partitioned using sliding doors.

The composition of this residence was inspired by a phrase of the client couple, "stranger hours". This is a witty phrase describing the relationship of the couple, which is not always stereotypically close but sometimes distant like strangers.

The antonym of "stranger hours" may be "shared hours". The large building incorporates living room, dining room, and kitchen where the couple spend "shared hours" and the small building in the back of the plot incorporates bedroom, bathroom, and toilet where the couple spend "stranger hours".

The height of the ceiling and flooring materials are chosen according to the nature of the space in order to increase the quality of the time the couple spends together, whether it is "shared hours" or "stranger hours". For example, the living room has vaulted ceiling and flooring with high reflectance material for the voices to reach one another. The bedroom has low ceiling and flooring with sound absorption material to keep tranquility.

The yard, where the couple and their neighbors exchange greetings, is covered with soft lawn. The entrance, which accepts all kinds of guests, has whisper concrete finishing which gives more formal impression.

Four zones placed around the column may be flexibly used according to the situation, allowing a compact and comfortable lifestyle.

- Akio Nakasa -