Renovated House in Higashi-Matsubara / Ken’ichi Otani Architects

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Ken’ichi Otani Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Tokyo, Japan Houses CopyAbout this officeKen’ichi Otani ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWoodRefurbishmentHousesTokyoJapanPublished on April 04, 2010Cite: “Renovated House in Higashi-Matsubara / Ken’ichi Otani Architects” 04 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. This is a renovation and expansion project of an eighteen-year-old house for two families. Only the part for the young family was renovated with an addition. The house is located in a reasonably good residential area of suburban Tokyo. The site has a good garden with abundant trees on the south side. A tall orange tree provides a nice shade over the west side road.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraA part of the existing concrete retaining wall along the street on the west edge was removed to build a new approach staircase to the renovated house toward the orange tree. The new addition was built on the south side of the young family unit facing medium high bush. An exterior wall on the west side of the addition leads to an entrance porch under the orange tree, but limits the view of the private garden from the approach staircase. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraA large living-dining area is created by the addition on the south side of the existing part, and also by removal of a bed room. The living-dining area is surrounded by separate walls of similar length, but with various angles each other to realize the sense of continuity of the old and added parts. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraEach of interior walls and ceilings, painted in light yellow color and directed in different angles, responds to the variation of outside light with time of a day in a different manner, and also can reflect the subtle change of color of the garden plants with season. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe finishing of the exterior walls and the gate was selected similar to the old part so that the addition does not affirm nor deny the old existence, but simply inherit what are there. The contrast between the new addition and the existing environment is kept minimal; unless one looks at them carefully, one does not recognize the new addition, as if the chameleon is hard to find in an adjusted environment.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessFootbridge in Maribor / Arhitektura d.o.o.ArticlesKAT-Ohno / CheungvoglArticles Share Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 18 Share Area:  365 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan “COPY” Photographs Projects Year:  “COPY” Renovated House in Higashi-Matsubara / Ken’ichi Otani ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRenovated House in Higashi-Matsubara / Ken’ichi Otani Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Renovated House in Higashi-Matsubara / Ken’ichi Otani Architects 2009last_img