並びの家 / design SU


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Houses of relatives lined up as a unity of the city

This plan is of two houses next to each other to the north and south. The client’s two households are close relatives, so they respect each other and are independent. However, we were asked to create two houses with an unbroken relationship.
The T house on the north side is a two-story building with skip floors in a geometric volume, while the O house is a windmill-shaped courtyard plan with a completely different configuration. Since the two families have other structures and tastes, it was necessary to think deeply about the relationship between the buildings, not simply whether to open or close the floor plan.

A boundary line delineates a site, and a building cannot cross this site boundary line. However, if you observe the city, you can find a loose cohesion that is not limited to the site. The walls facing the street are in the same position, the exterior colors are similar, and the plantings are continuous. I thought that this “cohesion that transcends boundaries” could gently connect the two houses. I developed the exterior and interior of the building, stitching together the relationship between rooms, between indoor and outdoor spaces, and between neighboring buildings.

First of all, various rooms of similar size are placed next to each other with different heights of floors and ceilings so that the residents are always aware of their neighbors. In addition, I adjusted the sense of distance by making the centerline of the pillars of both houses continuous across the shared terrace and making the volumes protrude or recessed. The exterior of the building is aligned with the surrounding area by switching the exterior wall material only on the street side, creating a front and back appearance.

By being conscious of “cohesion across boundaries” at various scales, from the interior to the townscape, not only is the whole connected, but it also has a variety of relationships in different situations. I enjoy the way the building seems to be communicating with itself, changing its appearance, and trying to adjust its relationship with each place and each situation it faces. Rather than closing in on individual characters, I aimed to create a building that fits into the cohesiveness of the city. (Hironori Shirasu, Yuki Iwasaki)



設計:design SU

撮影:繁田 諭

建築面積:T邸 69.60m² / O邸88.73m²
延床面積:T邸 119.59m² / T邸88.73m²

【house in a row】

Location: Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Principal use: Residential
Client: Individual
Completion: 2019

Architects: design SU
Design team: Hironori Shirasu, Yuki Iwasaki
Structure engineer: Kataoka Structral Engineers
Exterior / Landscape: Waso
Curtain: fabricscape
Contractor: Funahashi Komuten

Photographs: Satoshi Shigeta

Construction type: New building
Main structure: Wood
Building area: T House 69.60m² / O House 88.73m²
Total floor area: T House 119.59m² / O House 88.73m²
Design term: 2016.03-2018.03
Construction term: 2018.04-2019.04

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