House in Nagoya/

Takashi Okuno & Associates


Project Details



Nagoya / Japan



Year (Design/Construction):

- / 2021

Area (Net/Gross):

- / 136.55 m2
Operational Carbon emissions

Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:

Embodied Carbon emissions

Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:

  • Wood is used as the main material for the project. It lowers the buiding´s carbon footprint, since it is a natural and renewable material.
  • The  large windows benefit the building with natural light, reducing the need for artificial light and energy demand.

Project description as provided by the Architects

To create a residence with a sense of calm, with its privacy from surroundings maintained, the plan seeks to enclose the garden space.

To moreover diversify and enrich the interconnection between inside and out, a number of dwelling spaces are incorporated into the design, characterized by varying senses of distance from the garden.

To further make the amount of light let through and degree of transparency in the view easily adjustable to suit time, setting or mood, particular care was focused on devising approaches to the detailing around window spaces.

Plentiful use of fine-grade Japan-grown hinoki cypress gives the space a pleasant, comfortable air and fills it with the fragrance of the robust wood.

A ground-level inner terrace space called the doma salon is situated in close proximity to the garden, a layout intended to serve as an integration of the inside and outside.

Design Team: Takashi Okuno&Associates

Photo: Shigeo Ogawa

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