I3-house [ Modeling on the hill ]
I3 House was planned in the residential area at the top of the hill of Miyazaki City Japan. Typoons are often occurred in Miyazaki, also annual rainfall here is recorded to be relatively high .
The keyword for I3 House design was the natural features of the site , they are "wind" and "cliff"
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
To obey the design legal restrictions, terrace balcony on the southeast side was designed to floated from the ground surface in a cantilever manner, this way one can enjoys spectacular views of the city and Hyuga sea.
The roof shape was designed in order to minimize the wind pressure loads and in case of typhoon, it was also decided to design the roof without the eaves considering the effect will caused by the windblow.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The room arrangement was designed to let morning sun enter the room, while prevent strong western sunlight penetrate the interior of the house, sky light was provided on the living room to give a sense of openness to the space.
Some openings are also provided on stairs. Provided with no partitions, multi-purpose hall on the second floor become very open, main bedroom and nursery are very effective for natural ventilation and lighting since it is provided with balcony.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Miyazaki City Miyazaki Prefacture Japan
Completion Date October 2015
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The overall building shape is in result of parking and housing configuration, exterior and roof were highlighted with white color, with gray as accents, and completed with a tree on the outer side of the wall facing the road.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Conventional wooden post and beam structure
Site Area 429.34sqm
Bldg Area 164.19sqm
Gross Floor Area 182.78sqm
Bldg.Coverage Ratio 34.44 percent
Gross Floor Ratio 38.25 percent
Max.Height 8.55 m
Parking Lot Two car
Exterior Finish Siding
Architect Masahiko Sato
Houses , architecture. residential, wood, cliff, wind
In daily life, people put themselves in a space somewhere. Home, school, work, public institution, commercial facility... In every space, what do people see, experience and feel? We base on people, harmonize every element, like function, things, environment to create a space and the style, and that is our job. We'd love to keep creating the space that makes your life joyful and pleasant, the space becomes more attractive and valuable by people who are enjoying it.
As we proceed with the design, it was necessary to consider legal restrictions and regulation regarding the cliff on southeast part, and also to take account for wind loads from sea direction.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Masahiko Sato and Yukihiro Nishiyama