Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

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

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

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

© Hiroyuki Hirai


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.

Villa at Sengokubara Plans

Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban

Villa at Sengokubara Gallery

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Cite this article: "Villa at Sengokubara / Shigeru Ban," in ArchEyes, April 3, 2016, http://archeyes.com/villa-sengokubara-shigeru-ban/.