The Villa at Sengokubara, Japan designed by the japanese architect Shigeru Ban and built with timber has the main living room centered on the interior courtyard where all spaces are arranged in a radial manner from the entrance.
Villa at Sengokubara by Shigeru Ban technical information
- Architects : Shigeru Ban
- Typology : Residencial Projects / Private Residences
- Completion : 2013
- Design Team : Shigeru Ban, Nobutaka Hiraga, Wataru Sakaki, Jun Matsumori
- Collaborators : Structures: Hoshino Structural Engineering / General contractors: Hakone Construction
- Site area : 1770.00m2
- Building area : 576.89m2
- Total floor area : 452.60m2
- Structure : Timber
- Evocative topics: Courtyard, Wood, Japanese Houses
- Photographs : © Hiroyuki Hirai / © Courtesy of Shigeru Ban
This house is, indeed, a result of my vision of enjoyable and flexible living, which evolved from the client’s own vision toward a living and a family life.
– Shigeru Ban
Villa at Sengokubara Photographs
Article by Shigeru Ban Architects
The 2 storey wood structure residence is situated on a flag pole shaped site, 30m square in plan with a 15 meter diameter interior courtyard. With the main living room centered on the interior courtyard, all spaces are arranged in a radial manner from the entrance.
The 8 sliding doors separating the main living room and interior courtyard can be opened at any time so that the space can be used as one. The structure is made up of wooden columns and beams, which are 75mm x 350mm L-shaped pieces, also arranged in a radial manner, creating a large one way sloped roof. The large roof varies in height, achieving ceiling heights between 2.4 meters to 7.5 meters.