Project Name: Two houses in Minamirinkan
Practice: Design Associates Nakamura
Firm Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completion year: 2021
Gross Built up Area: Unit A: 56.67 sqm, Unit B: 48.75 sqm
Project Location: Kanagawa, Japan
Lead Architects: So Nakamura
Design Team: Okaken Co., Ltd.
Clients: Okaken Co., Ltd.
Engineering: Okaken Co., Ltd.
Project Manager: So Nakamura
Interior + Furniture: So Nakamura
Photo Credits: Keishin Horikoshi / SS Inc.More Specs
Excerpt: Two houses in Minamirinkan is an architectural project designed by Design Associates Nakamura in Japan. It is a project of two houses for sale. We planned to use a lot of wood for the interior materials and furniture in the house.
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This is a project of two houses for sale. We planned to use a lot of wood for the interior materials and furniture in the house. By using different colors of wood, we designed a warm living space with different characters. The two houses are divided into small volumes of roofs to harmonize with the city.
The slope direction of each roof is changed to harmonize with the townscape. The unevenness of the exterior walls creates different shadows and changes the expression over time. We were able to create two houses that give the impression of being two integrated volumes.