Wooden residence
Residential Architecture made of Wood. Designed in Japan to withstand harsh winters

Architect Sasaki works in Japan and many of his works are carried out in Hokkaido, a city known for its cold winters. The environment has a great impact on his architecture and he distinguishes it with "anti-freeze" systems

By designing in areas characterized by an extremely cold climate, the Architect Sasaki, with his projects responds to environments completely different from other areas because of the latitude in which it operates

Wooden house with horizontal slats

This building is not only a technological solution, but also an aesthetic one. In the building code, there are rules that correspond to the area of the frost line. However, the standard mainly corresponds to performance, not aesthetics. Some people think it's natural, but it's normal to think that the regulatory criteria should also meet the aesthetic and therefore be pleasing to people. In this case, the architect has long believed that there should be regional standards and regulations on the sizing of roofs in snowy areas

Wooden house with horizontal slats

Snowfalls place various restrictions on daily life. Houses are often built mainly in residential areas. This means that the coverage ratio of the building is low. Therefore, the size of the roof becomes smaller

Wooden house with horizontal slats

The project, for example, the roof of the area between the "wind-room" and the main road of infrastructure and parking is that life in the snowy land has dramatically improved rather than eliminating the expansion of the building index of coverage. Additionally, there is a possibility that it may lead to the creation of landscapes peculiar to the area. From this kind of thought, this house was designed. First of all, the project involves the installation of a large roof where buildings have been placed underneath, that is, a small compact house

Wooden house with horizontal slats

Between the interior and exterior space, there is a rectangle under the large roof. Although this space is considered as an internal code in the building's construction language, physically it can be said to be both outdoor and indoor, semi-indoor and semi-outdoor

Wooden house with horizontal slats

The rectangle under the roof satisfies the pleasure of life in both summer and winter. And it will connect life with the city and the outside space. It is also the result of an attempt to evaluate the possibility of an intermediate area

Wooden house with horizontal slats

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