Project size: 1,700 square feet
Program: The house was built for an inter-generational family; its design affords independence for individual family members. For ease of access, the house is one story.
Location: Kita-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
Solution: The layout was inspired by the geometry of a Hopscotch game. The buliding is divided into several distinct program areas. A patio brings light and air into the center of the house.
Materials: The wood frame structure features variously pitched roofs and vast expanses of glass.
Completion date: May 2017
Gross square footage: 1,700 square feet
Total project cost: withheld
Hiramoto Design Studio
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Hideyuki Hiramoto (director / project architect)
structural: Motonori Tohyama | Tohyama Structural Engineers
Koji Fujii (Nacása&Partners Inc.) | +81 3 5722 7757
Metal panels: Galvanized steel sheet | NIPPON STEEL & Sumikin Coated Sheet Corporation.
Rainscreen: Lysine Coating on Mortar:Soft Lysine | SK KAKEN CO.,LTD.
Built-up roofing: special heat insulation:NISC Board | NIPPON STEEL & Sumikin Coated Sheet Corporation.
Metal: Galvanized steel sheet | NIPPON STEEL & Sumikin Coated Sheet Corporation.
Metal frame: Aluminum Sash | YKKap Fleming J
Glass: Double-glazed glass
Entrances: Aluminum Door | YKKap
Metal doors: Aluminum Door | YKKap
Wood doors: Wooden custom door | KOBAYASHI CO.,LTD
Sliding doors: Wooden custom door | KOBAYASHI CO.,LTD
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: KOBAYASHI CO.,LTD
Paints and stains: Paints:CeramifreshIN | SK KAKEN CO.,LTD.
Other furniture: Sofa:NOYES
Interior ambient lighting: Panasonic, DN Lighting