Home in Kina / Takeshi Ishiodori Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. This one-story wood home was constructed for a household of 4 in Yomitan Village, situated within the central a part of the principle island of Okinawa.
Though it is common in Okinawa to construct homes with bolstered concrete, the proprietor wished a wood home, not for value causes (in truth, wood building is dearer than bolstered concrete in Okinawa). They wished to create a home that will age with them and be a part of the pure cycle of life, the place all the things ultimately returns to the earth. Our design was based mostly on constructive and sustainable considering, guided by the consumer’s outlook on life. The home is located in a residential space referred to as Kina, Yomitan Village, which was the placement of the Ryukyu dynasty publish station “Kina Banjo.” Three sides of the location are surrounded by strong concrete plenty, with a residence and a three-story bolstered concrete condominium throughout a car parking zone to the west. Previously, wood buildings had been the norm in Okinawa, however after experiencing many typhoons, bolstered concrete buildings grew to become mainstream and so as to face up to robust winds, the bottom floor of previous websites was set decrease than the encircling areas to cut back the impact of the wind, and Fukugi timber had been planted across the website to type a windbreak forest.
Coincidentally, the bottom of this website is decrease than the highway, and it was surrounded by RC homes that seem like Fukugi, so the encircling atmosphere appeared to have already been ready for a storm. Lately, typhoons are getting stronger and extra unpredictable, so the home was designed as a box-shaped construction with a load-bearing wall across the perimeter to cut back the impact of wind stress. The outside partitions are product of cedar boards, which contrasts with the encircling bolstered concrete buildings and highlights the “wood building” construction. To make sure ample gentle and air flow, a courtyard was located on the heart of the box-shaped construction, with all rooms going through the courtyard that includes openings. On the south aspect of the courtyard, a non-public room was constructed, with a Japanese-style room within the heart and a front room with a excessive ceiling on the north aspect. The proprietor envisioned the perfect inside house to be a big, open room that enables the Okinawan daylight, sea breeze, and air to movement freely and flow into all through the house. Due to this fact, the courtyard is handled as a single house, and the personal rooms usually are not divided by partitions, however fairly by fittings. We consider that we had been in a position to create a home stuffed with a mild ambiance that appears to permeate your complete home.
In recent times, the quantity of wood homes in Okinawa has been progressively rising as an increasing number of housing producers from the mainland (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and many others.) have entered the market. In Okinawa, the place the pure atmosphere is harsher for constructing wood homes than within the mainland, we consider we now have offered an Okinawan-style wood home that makes use of trendy building strategies and applied sciences.