Villa 921 / Harunatsu-Arch

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Harunatsu-Arch Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Kai NakamuraText description provided by the architects. It takes 40 minutes by ferry from the nearest island with an airport to reach Iriomote-Island, which is a part of Okinawa in the south of Japan. With an area of over 90% covered by subtropical virgin forest, the entire island is designated as a national park. The client had lived on Iriomote-Island for 14 years. Now he wanted to build his own house.While sitting snug against a hill, at the front of the house a luxorious vision opens up overlooking the farmlands that spread around the site.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40The necessary rooms included the living and dining room, a parent‘s bedroom, kitchen, toilet, a bathroom and a storage room that would be large enough for farming tools. The bedroom has two doors so that a separate children‘s room can be created – as there is no high school on the island, this solution is for a limited time only.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThe site being of generous dimensions, there was no use for a roof terrace. Leaving out the rain gutter, the gabled roof lets the rain water run over the fascade to wash away accumulating salt crystals. The west side of the house opens up to the beautiful landscape. Wide eaves protect against the sun, which is five times stronger than on the main island. The spacious terrace is also used to wash and dry agricultural tools.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraWooden sliding doors (Amado) close the house against the taiphoon, which can last several days. During that time, because of power outages, electric air conditioning cannot be used. For that reason, to still be able to open the windows during a taiphoon, wind protection nets can be installed on the eaves.Save this picture!PlantaThe usable area amounts to about 70 square meters. This is by no means large, but thanks to the amazing views of the landscape, there is never a feeling of narrowness. For the client, living on the island means to return to the fundamental basics of life. To wake up, to work, to eat, to drink, to go to bed. Deep personal relationships form the local community on the island. Embedded in the surrounding area, it is a simple life in a little house. The new house has already become a part of Iriomote-Island. Project gallerySee allShow lessSocial Housing in Paris / Bigoni Mortemard ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMixed-Used Masterplan of YueHaiWanJia Commercial District / SURE ArchitectureArticles Share CopyAbout this officeHarunatsu-ArchOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on September 27, 2012Cite: “Villa 921 / Harunatsu-Arch” 26 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Japan Villa 921 / Harunatsu-ArchSave this projectSaveVilla 921 / Harunatsu-Arch “COPY” Photographs Housescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/275545/villa-921-harunatsu-archi Clipboard Villa 921 / Harunatsu-Arch ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/275545/villa-921-harunatsu-archi Clipboard 2012 CopyHouses•Japan Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 16 Share Projects Year: last_img read more