The Kidosaki House is a house of great refinement located in a quiet In the case of the Kidosaki House, that something was elegant beauty. Built by Kidosaki Architects Studio in Nagano, Japan with date Images by 45g Photography. Located on a sloping mountain ridge at the. WORKS · ACCESS · PRESS. COPYRIGHT © “KIDOSAKI ARCHITECTS STUDIO”. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. サン・アロー軽井沢山荘 Sun Arrow Cottage.

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Instead, as the person in charge on the client side, I concentrated on being a coordinator and producer, clarifying the wishes of relatives and communicating them to the architect.

This whiteness endows the spaces with splendor and radiance.

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The client, Hirotaka Kidosakiis himself an architect whose works have been awarded many prizes. Introduction This spacious house was kicosaki as a home for three families: This large residence is in marked contrast to the Row House to Sumiyoshi, but is an extension of the earlier work in the sense that space is developed around a courtyard.

The intention was to create complex spaces kidosaku a simple composition. These courtyards are spaces for introducing nature into the three households and assuring those households their privacy. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

The beauty of its spaces leaves the observer at a loss for words. Housee entire project consists of a cube, 12 meters per side, in the center of the plot and a curved wall in front near the entrance. Koshino House designed by Tadao Ando. A surgeon, no matter how skilled, would never operate on himself.

The Gateway Kiidosaki, St. In actuality, there are three homes, one on each floor. Designing a house for another architect is a curious and interesting problem. Kidosaki introduced an outsider, that is, Ando, precisely because it was a house for himself and his relatives. In an interview, Kidosaki answered as follows.


Church on the Water, Hokkaido by Tadao Ando. Its spaces are breathtaking in their sheer beauty.

Materials Reinforced concrete sans ornamentation. The move was insightful. That is because we have a feeling here of time and life spent in leisure.

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Ando so far has not designed a detached house for himself. Concept The main goal of the project was to maintain the independence of each house and each family.

This interior courtyard helps to maintain kidoaski independence of each living space. The main goal of the project was kidosaji maintain the independence of each house and each family. The Kidosaki House is a house of great refinement located in a quiet residential district not far from the center of Tokyo, Japan. There is a sense of ease and elegance about the house. With double sliding windows, he uses concealed stiles to solve the problem of both design and function.

Kidosaki House, Tokyo. Architect: Tadao Ando

There is little to comment on with respect to this work. The three-story building is based on a 20 foot square grid.

The rooms look out onto courtyards, but diverse windows—such as low windows and full-height windows are used in combination so that persons in different rooms never find themselves looking directly at each other. The same varieties of plants that once grew on the site have been planted in the front courtyard on the north side and the south courtyard. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer.

Ando takes the idea of the courtyard from the traditional townhouses of japan but, using concrete, develops multi-level courtyards, something that cannot be achieved in wooden architecture. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.


This is a three-household house, for a husband and wife and their respective parents. Rokko Housing 1,2,3 by Tadao Ando. He always discovers a theme unique to that house and invents something original that makes everyday life more enjoyable. The program called huse a design that would enable the three families to live together but preserve the privacy of each household. Why then did he commission Ando instead of designing the house himself?

The blind wall of the front facade follows the profile of the street, curving inward to introduce the entrance to the house. This is intended to preserve the history of the kidosai and links with the past in the minds of these living here, even though the house itself has been rebuilt.

Kidosaki sees his own house with the cool detachment of a professional. In the case of the Kidosaki House, that hiuse was elegant beauty. Ando arranges the windows symmetrically and clearly establishes frontality; he also takes ventilation into consideration in designing the sash. This spacious house was built as a home for three families: Courtyards were the key.

Spaces The blind wall of the front facade follows the profile of the street, curving inward to introduce the entrance to the house.