May 19, 2019 | Architecture
House in Shimomuraki by Aki Hamada Architects
House in Shimomuraki is a family home located in Toyama where the Tateyama mountain range can be seen. The house is mainly built with wood designed by Aki Hamada Architects, a Tokyo-based studio practice in architecture, urbanism, interior, and product design.
In order to create a reasonable wood structure in the snowy area, the designer reduced the number of components by constructing the thatched roof structure instead of the wagoya (a traditional post-and-lintel roof framing) and constructed a large space efficiently while reducing the bending stress given to the beam.
Japanese interior design always gives the feeling of serenity. Especially, those countryside home have Tatami floor mat. The wooden interior also delivers a calm and peaceful mind.
Photo by Takumi Ota