ARCHITECTURE

PACHIRA

The owners are a married couple. The master is a major construction company agent and his wife is a magazine editor. We accompanied from the plot search and eventually encountered a slight void. The project initiated with a precept of a high efficiency residence using heat insulated concretes.

Securing maximum building area in a narrow and long townscape and providing housetop, RC 3 stories high and penthouse were adopted.

Arranging a large opening on the street side facade, simple modern styled PACHIRA poses overt to the townscape while the couple can relax with their hobbies of reading and listening to music.

PACHIRA is creative arraigning minimum storage space with movable Tanami floors (Japanese straw floor) and a mural storage to embrace their books and CDs. Such minimal modal residence realized all the better for a compact lifestyle.

SITE RESEARCH COURSE

Agent : TRANSISTOR (Shigeru Kimura)

 

MEDIA

[HISE MAGAZINE] (Slovenia)

[Architectural Magazine] (The Japan Institute of Architects)

NAGRADE HISE AWARDS 2009 (Slovenia) AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE EXCELLENCE 2009 [PACHIRA]

DATA

Location Ohi Shinagawa ward Tokyo
Completion 2008. 3
Lot area 51.31㎡
Site area 39.19㎡
1F floor area 39.19㎡
2F floor area 39.19㎡
3F floor area 39.19㎡
PH floor area 4.73㎡
Total floor area 122.30㎡
Structure RC
Scale 3F
Typology Private housing
Family structure A couple (30S)
Structure engineers Masaki Structural Laboratory
Kenta Masaki
Facility engineers Shimada Architects
Zenei Shimada
Construction Honma Construction
Photographer Masao Nishikawa
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