Duplex House in Tokito by
Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

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Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

Japanese studio Hidehiro Fukuda Architects have completed this house lined with oriented strand board in Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

Called Duplex House in Tokito, the project was designed to house two families.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

The two adjacent faceted rectangular structures are connected by a central corridor.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

Little square windows are arranged irregularly.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

See also: Double House by Tsuyoshi Kawata.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

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Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

Photographs are by Hidehiro Fukuda.

Here's a bit of text from the architects:


duplex house in tokito

''duplex house in tokito'' was designed to function as both a two-family home and an atelier, in a quiet residential area in Hakodate City, Hokkaido.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

''Paper crane'' was employed as our design concept, because we wanted to express the two generation’s long, happy life together. In Japan there is a tradition to give ''origami cranes'' to loved ones, wishing them a long life.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

We allocated two layers of space on the park side, and one layer on the neighbor’s house side, leaving a narrow space in the center. This narrow interspace became a path which connects the entrance hall and the terrace.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

Even though it was inside of the house, we chose the same materials as the house exterior for the walls, and a transparent material for the roof, so that the parents who have a difficulty going out the door could feel as if they were outside.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

The space architecture is constructed in order to represent the same philosophy as the room appearance. At the area appearing like a bird, opening her wings, an atelier and the Buddhist altar rooms are settled.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

Where the area looks like a bird resting, a living room and a bed room are settled. Structural design, done by Ryouzo Umezawa, is created only by the periphery. So, the partition wall can be placed freely.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

The wall is entirely represented in white. All rooms are connected with white space and passages. Diagonal lines joining roofs represent orientation of the interior landscape transforming gradually.

Duplex House in Tokito by Hidehiro Fukuda Architects

Architects: Hidehiro Fukuda architects
Location: hakodate, hokkaido,japan
Project architect: Hidehiro Fukuda , Hajime Kagoshima
Structural engineer: Ryozo Umezawa
Project area: 152.28sqm


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  • wpgmb

    interesting spaces, yet the clunky text translation (once again) takes away from a better understanding of the project.

    also, how do they get the OSB so seamless? lots of sanding?

  • sorry

    filling an uncomfortable space with famous nice things doesn't make it a nice design.

  • http://www.vrijehand.nl Raoul Vleugels

    Am I going crazy, or are all Japanese houses build of OSB and white stuco?

  • Dhea

    it is water resistant, isn't it?

  • jilm

    Pretty trick joinery.