House of 33 Years by Assistant

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AUTHOR:

Assistant (Megumi Matsubara & Hiroi Ariyama )

YEAR:

2013

LOCATION:

Nara, Japan

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Tadasu YamamotoShinkenchiku-sha

SOURCE:

subtilitasdomusweb

NOTE:

The House of 33 Years is a residence located next to the world heritage Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan. The house was designed for an elderly couple who decided to move to a new house thirty three years after living in their first house.

The house consists of multiple pavilions and rooms in wood structure that stand under the big steel-frame house. The relationship between the single elements defines the character of the house as a whole.

The construction process has been pursued in three separate locations simultaneously: Nara, Sendai, and Aomori. In Nara, the exterior steel roof that covers the whole residence has been constructed on-site. Then, having accepted offers by two public institutions Sendai School of Design and Aomori Contemporary Art Centre to participate in their artist-in-residence programs, the duo decided to build a new experience by linking the two institutions through a single residential housing project, to eventually build the house in Nara.

from: domusweb