Shimokita house Residence by YOSHIHIRO MATSUURA

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Shimokita house

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residence

INSPIRATION:
Nowadays, one out of every two people is likely to die because of cancer in Japan. Especially, the average life expectancy in our area is the worst in Japan. As a local and personal issue, we need to have a preventive measure against a cancer.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is a house with the full use of the architectural-medicine. It values the health of residents, and specializes in the cancer prevention in particular. We believe that adopting the natural power in Shimokita as much as possible, is the requisite hygiene of health for us who live in this area. It is necessary for us, who survive the stressful modern society, to adopt cypress, cedar, the fresh air, the greenery, the sunlight, the wind in Shimokita, and to obtain a healthy and affluent life.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
As a local and personal issue, we need to have a preventive measure against a cancer. I believe that architectures like us should listen more to doctors and cancer patients, and design houses which is helpful to prevent a cancer. I believe the rich nature of this Shimokita Peninsula is useful to regain a healthy life in the past. Furthermore, I become to consider a healthy house, utilizing the natural power in Shimokita.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in April 2014 in Aomori Prefecture, and finished in January 2017.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This house is a challenge to cancer prevention. In a word, this house adopts technique to create immunity to overcome a cancer cell. Even though my contribution might be small for that, I studied medicine and preventive medicine thoroughly to remove the border between building industry and medical world, and I challenged the best design of housing. The keyword is autonomic nerve, especially, parasympathetic nerve. This house utilizes the characteristic natural power in Shimokita, and provides the same feeling as forest bathing. I approach it scientifically, and consider improving immunity.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
This residence is a two story building with 118.4 square meters of floor space.

TAGS:
residence, cancer, health,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Why do people in Japan have the high probability to have a cancer? What reasons did cause this highest rate of having a cancer? The cancer reports announced by World Cancer Research Fund and National Cancer Institute in 2009 had a huge impact to the world, because this report said that most cancer is evitable. According to this report, they argue that people can prevent a cancer, improving their lifestyle such as dietary habits, physical activity and weight control.

CHALLENGE:
A healthy housing in Shimokita is created by six law of nature. 1. To control air flows. Aomori cypress is advanced in antibacterial action, and has a strong point to remove virus and bacteria. It is useful to clean the air. 2. To grow forests. Aomori cypress creates the same feeling as forest bathing. The residents feel comfortable as if they live in the real forests. 3. To eliminate the snow shoveling. We consider reducing a burden of the snow shoveling without taking running costs. 4. To reduce stress. We adopted slope instead of stairs, so it made easier to go up and down inside the house. 5. About diet and physical condition. It is critical to improve eating habits for the cancer prevention. By providing the balanced diet menu, we propose healthier life on dairy basis. 6. About active oxygen. There are many reports that a condition of a patient of terminal cancer improves using a ceramic tile bathing, which is antibacterial and effective to remove active oxygen.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-24 08:37:42

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
YOSHIHIRO MATSUURA

IMAGE CREDITS:
YOSHIHIRO MATSUURA, 2016.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Matsuura architectural design office

PROFILE:
Matsuura architectural design office has been founded in 2001 by Yoshihiro Matsuura as an architectural design office to design house, shop interior, health facility, and cultural complex etc. Kazui Matsuura joined Matsuura architectural design office as a design partner. We have a great interest in nature especially the advanced system of nature. Matsuura architectural design office has made numerous practical works in Japan.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Shimokita House Residence by Yoshihiro Matsuura is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Shimokita House Residence by Yoshihiro Matsuura is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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