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House in Kuwada-cho, Okayama

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A house to live with the dear birds

This was a reforming of a room in an apartment in Kuwada Town, Kita Ward, Okayama City. We made a suggestion to create a space where a married couple and a pair of a white-bellied caique and a cockatiel can live together.

愛鳥の家:
畳に座って心地の良いスケール感となるよう、切妻の天蓋家具を低くつくっています

Space configurations

  • We set a part of the living room as an area for the couple’s dear birds, and thought of a plan with that in the core.
  • consists of materials and colors that are completely different from the other parts of the house. Though there are no walls, there is a canopy furniture shaped like a gable that covers the area, so it shows that this space is something truly special for this residence.
  • The birdcages can be put directly into the glass cases that were designed as wall storage. There are also lights, heater, cold air blower, air fan, ultraviolet lamp inside, so that it will be a confortable place for the couple’s dear birds. There is a curtain to roll down at the canopy furniture, so by pulling it down, the birds’ sleep will not be disturbed.
  • There are noise absorbing material set near the furniture storing the birdcages, to make a structure that the birds’ chirp will not go outside. The furniture uses sliced veneer made of natural wood, but considering the maintenance, the interior of the glass cases has wood-tone melamine coated plywood boards of the same color fixed.
  • In old apartments, there are cases when the main joist feels annoying, but in this reforming, we placed walls and boundaries at the place where the joist is, and cared so that its existence will not be emphasized.
  • To get rid of the well-known “bouncy feeling” of the directly adhering flooring that can be seen in apartments, we considered well about re-covering the surface with 2mm solid wood and make it into a three-layer flooring (As for the noise barrier performance, we realized LL-45 mentioned in the bylaw of the apartment maintenance).

plan

正面外観廊下からリビングルームをみる:
玄関からの廊下をクランクさせ、斜めの動線をつくりました。その先に見える三角の切妻が期待感を高めます。廊下の一部に設えた三角形の天然石貼りの床は、単調な廊下に楽しみと彩りを与えます

〈愛鳥の家〉からLDKをみる

LDK全景:
愛鳥の家はタモ材のホワイトオイル仕上げ、その他の部分はウォルナットの濃い色を基調とした空間としています

LDK全景:
色とかたちのコントラストが、「愛鳥のエリア」をLDKのなかにはっきりと浮かび上がらせています

愛鳥の家:
天蓋家具の周囲には間接照明を仕込み、その他の天井と切り離された存在となるようにデザインしました

ベッドルーム:
異なる素材を際立たせるために設置した、壁ぎわの間接照明は調光機能つきで、常夜灯の役目も果たします

photo : akiyoshi fukuzawa

House in Kuwadacho, Okayama

Location Kita Ward, Okayama City
Usage Dedicated dwelling house
Family structure Married couple
Completion year 2015
Structure RC (Reinforced Concrete) construction condominium
Total floor area 87.6 square meters
Total cost 8,000,000 yen