2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176506/house-in-kaga-ae5-partners Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Projects Houses Photographs: Nacasa & PartnersText description provided by the architects. Along a series of lushly green mountains, narrow rice field terraces are divided by a mountain stream. Surrounded by this complicated yet beautiful abundant nature, a settlement can be seen in Kashiwano-machi, a town in Kaga city, Ishikawa, Japan. The project site was established in an gap along by a national road running the edge of the city. How should the building be designed to fill the space in a town that was slowly built up over a long period of time by people and nature? Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAThe foundational concept of the plan should proceed from the climate, the culture, and the historical context, while still expressing modernity. It was thought that this approach may be necessary and most natural for the residents and town people. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersA “Kura” (Japanese warehouse) is a feature of the typology of the town. It is a secondary house that can be seen anywhere, since every house in the town has a Kura. With small, aesthetic proportions, it fills the space and distance between houses and it helps block the prying eyes of neighbors. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersIt can be said that the planning site complies with the traditional construction style of the town: a house like a Kura with a few open doors is built between a busy national road and the head house in which the client family lives. Additionally, the volume of a Kura suits the current “a house for a woman living alone” theme. While moving forward with the plan, the typological aspect of the Kura was used within the constraints of the building’s site and context to specialize the process. The process begin like this: a decision was made using a volume study that maintained the proportions of the dialogue between the building plan and the surrounding environment. Then, between the main house and the planned building, a chevron shaped courtyard was made way for, creating a complete assembly whose plan is known as Kunoji. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersBetween the Kunoji and the main house the space became a welcoming courtyard and, at the same time, the north-western side of the Kunoji produced a small space that answered the client’s request of having a private garden. Via this process an architectural shape that acts as a part of the town was derived. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersText provided by AE5 partnersProject gallerySee allShow lessPrivate Brewery / FORMA Architectural StudioArticlesPFFF Inflatable Architecture CompetitionArticles Share “COPY” Japan CopyHouses•Kaga-shi, Japan House in Kaga / AE5 partnersSave this projectSaveHouse in Kaga / AE5 partners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176506/house-in-kaga-ae5-partners Clipboard Year: Architects: AE5 partners Area Area of this architecture project House in Kaga / AE5 partners “COPY” Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners+ 18 Share Area: 84 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAE5 partnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKaga-shiHousesJapanPublished on October 17, 2011Cite: “House in Kaga / AE5 partners” 17 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.