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House Pomegranate / ハウス ざくろ



This is a renovation of a house built 53 years ago."This house gives us surprise and joy like seeds in unexpected parts of pomegranate fruit.", the cliant said. Besides typical repairing to keep the dwelling performance like a water proof, insulation and seismic strengthening, an update of the interior configuration was tried considering following two points. The 1st is to keep the joy of the existing  and respect all the impression left by former dwellers ; the 2nd is to keep the space to adjust their life style according to their working situation and their children's growth.

Some walls and columns in the small rooms are removed to make L-shape living space and the spare room is changed into a passage adjacent the existing corridor as "Bright-Corridor" connecting the hallway and the living space by adding a sliding door. This is a trial to disentangle the complication which has occured this 50years and to make a new contiguous space which has "Bright-Corridor" as a knot. "Bright-Corridor" is an atelier, a library, a space for meeting and also a space like open corridor (Hiro-en) which brings light and wind to the living space. The waste of space caused by passages in the juxtaposition, gives leeway to response the various changes of lifestyle.

Keeping the character such as printed plywood, tiles, old glass doors, some typical Japanese arrangements, new materials were chosen considering the effect to the neighboring old materials. And the details on the borders were designed following the existing. This is not the way to get clearness made by the obvious contrast between new and old , but the ad hoc approach to get a newness in a whole by montage which respects the existing.




築53年の戸建て住宅の改修。「こんなところにも実が詰まっている!というような、驚きと喜びのある、ざくろのような家なんです。」 先の住人によって紡がれた、既存の楽しさ、痕跡を残すこと。子供の成長や仕事の変化に対応できる余白を残すこと。この2点を考慮に入れ、屋根の修理と葺き替え、外壁の塗装、耐震改修といった基本性能の回復と、それに伴う内部の更新を行いました。





Type : House, Renovation   用途 : 住宅, 改修
Location : Saitama   場所 : 埼玉
Design : 2020, 8-2021, 1   設計 : 2020, 8-2021, 1
Construction : 2021, 1-2021,4   施工 : 2021, 1-2021,4
Area : 105㎡   面積 : 105㎡
Photo : upper / lower : Ichiro Mishima / Motoki Yamamoto 写真 : 上段 / 下段 : 三嶋一路 / 山本基揮