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Mon 22.6.

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.06.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

The client for the Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, a graphic designer working in an advertising agency, acquired a piece of land on a hilltop with a good view and requested Apollo design a residence “with airiness and openness”.

 

 

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Says the architect, “The exposed concrete finish wall with cedar form panel pattern and the galvanized steel panel of the building surface create a clear yet tranquil contrast, producing an orderly exterior appearance of the building.”

 

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“It is not possible to grasp the interior condition from the outside, except the part revealing the wooden structure of the building through a large opening.”

 

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“Inside of the wooden gate door is the entrance court enclosed by the reinforced concrete wall, greeting the owner with its indirect illumination at night. Art piece-like staircase in cantilevered steel frame is situated behind the entrance door.”

 

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“By going up the staircase, the structural body unifying the walls and the ceiling of the second floor is gradually revealed. Repetitive triangular structures composed of SPF timber and laminated veneer lumber rise up from the floor to continuously form a column-free, shell-like space by integrating the wall, the ceiling and the eaves in three-stepped couplings.”

 

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“The opening on the second floor consists of four large wooden sliding doors, achieving a highly open space, completed by the transparent banister with tempered glass for the balcony. Built-in furniture at the gable end contains multiple functionalities of the kitchen and the living areas, contrasting with the structural body by its white-color finish.”

 

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

PROJECT DATA
Architecture : Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location : Matsuyama city Ehime
Date of Completion : March 2015
Principal Use : Private housing
Structure : Timber
Site Area: 132.38 m2
Total Floor Area : 113.04 m2 (67.49 m2/1F, 45.55 m2/2F)
Design Period : July 2013 – June 2014
Construction Period : July 2014 – March 2015
Structural Engineer : Low fat structure inc. (Taro Yokoyama)
Mechanical Engineer : Naoki Matsumoto
Lighting design: Sirius Lighting Office

 

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