Ogaki House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
June 17, 2021
Ogaki House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Projects Photographs Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Toshiyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. This modest residential house in Gifu, Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates is built to accomodate the site context and weather conditions to provide a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere in the Ogaki House. The house is designed for a family with four daughters, and is spatially distributed to provide open communication between all members of the household.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe Ogaki House acquires its forms from the various conditions of the site and the requirements of its users. The angular wall of the triangular silhouette of the house is oriented to the west to absorb the strong west wind in the winter season. By extending this wall-roof element to the ground the architects were able to create a buffer against the cold winds, while suppressing the loads of the building from the roof.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe design has limited fenestration, opening only to the east and west, which face the courtyards. This provides for ventilation through the house in the summer season, allowing the structure to discharge accumulated heat. An inner court yard also provides circulation within the house. Social programs for the whole family, which include the living room and patios, are oriented within the triangle around the inner court, emphasizing the life within the household and the nature beyond its walls.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoKatsutoshi Sasaki + Associates also chose to emphasize the facility of communication between members of the household. In one aspect, the architects placed the kitchen near the entrance, where members of the family and visitors can meet at the juncture of private life and street life at various times of the day. In another aspect, the rooms of the four daughters are spread throughout the second floor and face an open ceiling space between which the lower and upper story can communicate.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe sloping roof also brings opportunities for intimate and private moments for family members to spend time alone or together among the soft wood finishes of the structure. The windows provide ample light to filter through these spaces, but can also be controlled to varying degrees by the family.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessJobs Rated 2011: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to WorstArticles2011 8th OISTAT Theatre Architecture CompetitionArticles Share 2010 Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 15 Share Ogaki House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesSave this projectSaveOgaki House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Japan CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101266/ogaki-house-katsutoshi-sasaki-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101266/ogaki-house-katsutoshi-sasaki-associates Clipboard Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKatsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on January 06, 2011Cite: “Ogaki House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates” 06 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.