The PC House by renowned japanese architect Kengo Kuma is a private single-storey house in eastern japan. With a strong roots in traditional japanese temples the program is arranged in a windmill formation with four distinct and independent rooms originating from the center-point of the design. As in traditional japanese architecture, the natural environment is strong associated with the dwelling trough an encircled garden.
PC House by Kengo Kuma technical information
- Architects : Kengo Kuma & Associates | Kengo Kuma Bibliography & Profile
- Typology : Residencial Projects / Private Residences
- Location : East Japan
- Material : Bamboo
- Area : 195 sqm / 2100 sqf
- Project year : 2013
- Photographs : © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
It is my mission to use the kindness and delicateness that old architecture had. I believe that this mission is not easy to complete. So I am planning to work until I fall down.
– Kengo Kuma Architects
Article from Kengo Kuma Architects
Erasing architecture, making it transparent to itself, preventing the appearance of any object, this is a recurrent problem-set in the already abundant and varied work of this Tokyo-based architect. In his work produced between 1986 and 1991, Kuma explored heterogeneous collage, brutal superposition, and stylistic interference. It is his intent to dissolve this architecture of chaos in the actual chaos of the fast changing Japanese city
In this house each room features a different material finish, establishing identifiable and clearly defined volumes. Large glazed sliding doors dissolve the boundary between indoor and outdoor space, bringing a sense of brightness and clarity inside the family home. the building’s awkward cliff-top location means that lightweight construction methods and pre-cast concrete parts were employed throughout the design.