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Small House In Japan that Able to Accommodate Married Couple, Child And Two Cats

This project is renovating a house that was built forty years ago. The client wants a house that can accommodate married couple, child, and two cat. The problem is, this building is small and lack of space. So, how can Yoshichika Takagi + associates handle this renovation?

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This project is renovating a house that was built forty years ago. The client wants a house that can accommodate married couple, child, and two cat. The problem is, this building is small and lack of space. So, how can Yoshichika Takagi + associates handle this renovation?

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To make the most of the space, in addition to the stairs and the base, they inserting an R wall that linearly cuts the longer direction of the building. This will make the house no longer cramped atmosphere. By installing a clerestory on the R wall and overlapped the curved study models, it creates a mild and uniform light. As the result, a unique light for this northern province’s house.

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They choose larch plywood for the whole house because cats love to sharpen their nails there. The design of low ceiling and ground window living room is unique. It have a low center of gravity with a low dining table called Chabudai on a carpet. A wood-burning stove filled the dining room with energetic lifestyle.

This house is not only consist of low-ceiling space, they also have a high ceiling and a long, thin and white R wall that has abstract impression. This contrast created a blank space and made the possibility of being eroded by peripheral activities.

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