Double Skin House by Nobuhito Mori

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Double Skin

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
House

INSPIRATION:
There is a traditional Japanese partition, the shoji, which is a way of ensuring light and privacy. The shoji consists of a thin wooden frame covered with translucent paper, which softens the incoming light and blurs the interior. Inspired by the shoji, the designer have created a modern light filter that is resistant to wind and rain and can also be used outside.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
It is a three-story wooden structure in a densely built up area of Tokyo. Although the site is small and the distance from the neighboring land is only about 1m, light and privacy were required. The translucent cladding on facade softens incoming light and blurs the visibility of both passerby's and inhabitants. At night, the lighted facade become a large light to illuminate the streets.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Location: Kikuicho, Tokyo, Japan Completion year: 2011

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The translucent cladding: Polycarbonate is used as a weatherproof and semi-transparent material, and to enhance its strength, folded plates and flat sheets are attached with plastic bars. Openings where it is necessary to block the view from the outside are covered with the translucent cladding, while emergency access and ventilation openings are exposed.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Site area:35m2 Building area:19m2 Total floor area 55m2 Main structure: timber frame Number of stories:3

TAGS:
House, Minimal, Simple, Compact, Facade, Light, Double skin, Polycarbonate, Japan

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2022-02-21 07:45:55

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Photo/Masayoshi Ishii

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Nobuhito Mori

PROFILE:
Nobuhito Mori Born 1957. Graduated from Department of Architecture and Building Science, Yokohama National University Established STUDIOļ½„NOA in 1991. STUDIOļ½„NOA is an architectural design office dealing with three fields: 'Architecture', 'Consulting' and 'Product'.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Double Skin House by Nobuhito Mori is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Double Skin House by Nobuhito Mori is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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