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Shounan House by Jun Igarashi Architects

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by Nicole last modified Jul 12, 2011

Resembling a shark tooth, this sharp angular house in Kanagawa stands out from the neighboring westernized houses. Housing two families with the privacy of separation, a family of two children run around and play while the an older couple live in serenity. The first floor plan was constructed around the luxuries of a three car…  Read More »




 

 

Resembling a shark tooth, this sharp angular house in Kanagawa stands out from the neighboring westernized houses. Housing two families with the privacy of separation, a family of two children run around and play while the an older couple live in serenity.

The first floor plan was constructed around the luxuries of a three car parking lot and garden, which inhibited the vertical space. With the low ceiling of the first floor, the second floor extends vertically and has an inclined wall that leans in from the outside.

Taking the environment into consideration as well, this structure was built so to alleviate some of the heat that is always broiling in the summer. A small vent was placed on the north side of the first floor and an exhaust was set on the south side. The cool air from the north side and the warm temperature from the south side provide great air circulation and insulate the space.

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