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Fri 19.2.

‘A House made of Two’ by naf architect & design (JP)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 19.02.2010 - Tagged as: , ,

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

The Tokyo and Hiroshima based practice naf architect & design recently finished this single family residence in Kanagawa, south of Tokyo.

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

“This is a project of one family living in two houses built slightly apart from one another.

One great volume of a house which covers the entire plot was supposed first.
Then this volume was carved in a curve in three segments and two volumes at the both ends were built as two houses on the site.”

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

“The wood structures and finishing materials of two houses are standardized to emphasis the relations of two volumes being originally from “one great volume” and that they are one though apart. Carved volume in the middle became a courtyard leading to the approach to two houses.

Having another house for movies at night, overnight guests or work at home allows the inhabitants the liberty to do what they please at a time they want. This distance between two houses may be just right for inviting grandparents to move in someday or providing privacy to children.”

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

'A House made of Two' by naf architect & design, photo by Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

Architects: Akio Nakasa / naf architect & design


Program: single family residence

Site area: 250 sqm

Building area: 106 sqm

Total floor area: 179 sqm


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