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Complex house, Nagoya, Japan, Japan

Wednesday 30 Nov 2011

A house of hidden depths

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02/03/12 Bewdy, Sydney
I'm perplexed re this years winner. Either it has been misreperesented by the firm or the judges because this is not sufficiently intelligent enough to warrant the top prize. Where are the plans, are we missing something here?
29/02/12 WalkerArchitects, Seattle
Was this really the best project?
29/02/12 James Kacki, Winnipeg
Not nearly enough information to be useful. A floor plan is essential to see how these rooms 'melt together or overlap'.

Award Entry

Sensitive house design takes family interaction into consideration 

The client family of this house needed many small rooms. So, the architects firstly examined the possibility of a row of small, deep rooms, upon the client's demand.

After the concept was fixed, the architects considered different widths depending on suitable scales for each of the rooms. After that, they edited the composition of the sections.

The rooms 'melt' together or overlap each other on the first floor and are integrated within the communal family space.

Indeed, a family is the smallest unit in terms of social groups, and to build a house in this way might be a natural consequence, and effective in a time when individuality is naturally respected among his or her family.

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Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

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