EN | FR
  1. Art
  2. Commercial Architecture
  3. Commercial Interior Design
  4. Competition
  5. Edition
  6. Event + Exhibition
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Industrial Architecture
  10. Industrial Design
  11. Institutional Architecture
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Multimedia Design
  16. Product
  17. Real Estate
  18. Residential Architecture
  19. Residential Interior Design
  20. Urban Design
  21. X
⇤ Newswire
v2com, the international newswire specializing in the distribution of design, architecture and lifestyle press kits to the media
Journalists! Take advantage of free access to press kits to easily download high resolution images.


Professionals! Join an influential network, get international media coverage and improve your reputation.


We are sociable!


Subscribe
to our newsletter.



Press Kit
| no: 1118-01
Press kits are only available
for download by media.
Terms
For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit.
Please reference v2com as the source
whenever possible. We always appreciate
receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press materials


High-resolution images for individual download
Download low-resolution images


Flag black
Press kit - Press release - Krampon - Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates

Krampon

Hyogo, Japan

Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates


Nishinomiya, Japan, 2014-02-20 - This is a residential area where the magnificent nature still remains. The site is situated on a sloped land among natural forest. Two large trees with beautifully shaped branches (one is a camphor tree and the other a cherry tree) stand on top of the site. These trees are integrated into the residential design.

The entire site is steeply sloped, and the gap between the top and the bottom is as large as approximately 11 meters. And the ground composed of a rock bed is extremely hard. Considering these landscape conditions, we decided to place volumes along the sloped ground to minimize excavation.

In order to provide the best view, the main spaces are located on the top floor and the other interior spaces are connected along the slope down to the street level. We designed the spatial sequence in relation to the landscape by placing three volumes along contour lines.

The upper volume is placed right underneath the two large trees. A skylight is provided in the living room to see the trees above. The volume on the north is allocated for bathroom. The volume on the lower level contains private rooms on the first floor and a wood-decked terrace on the roof, accessible from the living room. We place stairs with the same inclination as the ground at the intersection of the three volumes. The stair space is used as a library, while the stairs are designed to accommodate a large number of books.

By designing the three volumes along the landscape, diverse activities are generated and one can enjoy unique spatial sequences as they are.

A sizeable volume of rock was excavated upon construction of the garage, and it is reused as exterior finish on pavements and steps along the entryway.

Architect Information
Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates
Address: 662-0854 3-10-2F Hazetsuka-cho, Nishinomiya Hyogo
Phone: +81-798-31-3484
Fax: +81-798-31-5508
E-mail: info@ararchitect.com
URL: www.ararchitect.com

Credit Information
Architecture: Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates
Photography: Yutaka Kinumaki

Project Outline
Location: Hyogo,Japan
Date of Completion: March,2012
Principal Use: House
Structure: timber flame
Site Area: 360.35m2
Building Area: 104.53m2
Total Floor Area: 136.65m2 (84.05m2/1F, 52.60m2/2F)
Structural Engineer: S3 Associates Inc.
Construction: Amerikaya Co.,Ltd.

Material Information
Exterior Finish: Lap Siding / Oil Paint
Floor: Ash Flooring t18 / White Oil Paint
Wall: Plasterboard t12.5 / Emulsion Paint with Sand
Ceiling: Basswood Plywood t4


- 30 -


Media contact