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Hodogaya's house


Main use office combined housing

Location Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Site area 104.37m2

Total floor area 167.19m2

Structural wooden

Structural Design Motooka Structural Office

Construction Naruyuki Construction Co., Ltd.

Design period March 2007-July 2008

Construction period August 2008-March 2009




  It is located in the immediate vicinity of a shopping street with a downtown atmosphere. The side of the site is a shortcut to the station, and the traffic is heavy. There was a need for a space where people could live without worrying about this crowd. The building had to be as large as possible for the site, yet it had to be able to park on narrow roads. After searching for a way to establish a garage and repeating studies, it was led from the second floor to a shape that looked like it was floating in the air.

With this initiative, I reconsidered what the house is like to do. What used to be done at home is mostly outside in today's cities. If you go to a restaurant, you can have a delicious meal, if you go to a park, you can get the sun in your whole body, and if you go to a hotel, you will get a good night's sleep and delicate kindness. There is also a place where you can take a comfortable bath.

Then do you need a house? No, everyone wants a house.

What are the emotions there? What I arrived at after I was worried that it was neither uh nor uh

It is a place where you can spend time without being disturbed by anyone.

If you position it that way, the space you are aiming for will be decided naturally.
Let's create such a place where you can forget the time and get lost.


This family is always full of smiles. When you visit for a meeting, it is held around a quaint wooden dining table. I'm sure everyone is having a good conversation around this table. First of all, let's put this family unity in the center of the house. And let's wrap it in a soft and gentle space. For this "honwaka", we carefully adjusted the balance between the size of the room and the height of the ceiling, the position and character of the opening, and the way and amount of light. Then, in order to "wrap around", the flow line of housework was cut off to prevent unnecessary movement from entering.

As a result, it became a house where "quietness" and "movement" were clearly separated. This separation obscured the depth of the house and added elements of surprise and discovery to the house.

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