House in Oiso (2010) by Atelier HAKO Architects
Architects In Charge: Yukinobu Nanashima, Tomomi Sano
Structural Engineer: Shin’itsu Hiraoka, Hiraoka Structural Engineers
Photographs © Atelier HAKO Architects
Location: Oiso, Naka District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
The site is located at the edge of dwelling area close to the sea that is facing the agricultural land spread to the north-east mountain side. The house was placed on the north side of the site in order to protect the garden from seasonal wind from north in winter.
Internal area was designed with an emphasis on continuity with the garden. In the south elevation, wide window and shallow depth wood deck which is like Japanese traditional ‘engawa’ were provided as connect elements of the internal area and the garden, whereas other elevation was designed defensive to outside.