House Matsumoto Okada / MTK architects

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House Matsumoto Okada / MTK architects
© Yuko Tada

Project Details:
Location: Matsumoto-City, Nagano Pref., Japan
Type: ResidentialHouses
Area: 128.59 sqm
Site Area: 300.17 sqm
Architects: MTK architects
Architect In Charge: Akira Metoki
Structural Engineer: Hidemasa Nagata
Photographs: Yuko Tada

The “ROKUTENGOKEN-DO” is two-storey single family home. This house is sited in a quiet and relaxing residential area and has wonderful views and the natural surroundings.

House Matsumoto Okada / MTK architects
© Yuko Tada

“I like the house with a gable roof. The roof must be gable!” It was the request from the owner and was easily answered as I designed many gabled roofs in my previous projects.

I always think that to look beautiful the gable should has a simple straight line. That’s why a simple and rectilinear plan is needed.

House Matsumoto Okada / MTK architects
© Yuko Tada

ROKUTENGOKEN-DO is simply put, a modest sized gabled building with a jet black metal roof. The roof slopes gently to accommodate the modulation, beyond which deep eaves extend and provide sun-shading. The linear and deep roof eaves will cast a shadow on the wall. The exterior of the house is a simple composition of textures, including of metal roof, black painted cedar siding, white painted plaster, which are layered horizontally.

House Matsumoto Okada / MTK architects
© Yuko Tada

Wooden timbers were chosen as the main construction material for the house. The wooden timber is a Japanese traditional structure. The design reflects Japanese tradition, thoughts and esthetic sense and emphasises the structural beauty; beams of the roof, vertical of pillars, horizontal of beams. The staircase is skeleton type that is designed in consideration of the linearity and the timber structure.

House Matsumoto Okada / MTK architects
© Yuko Tada

The interior is extremely impressive contrast of dark brown floor, white wall, black ceiling and timbers. The floor is a herringbone of Asian Walnut timber. The composition of the lines is considered deeply as well as the distribution of the colours to perfect the interior.