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Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Japanese architects Shinichi Ogawa & Associates have completed this house in Kanagawa, Japan, which features a double-height central living area connecting all the rooms. 

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Called Cube House, the project features a glazed roof that allows natural light into the atrium.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Photographs are by Satoshi Shigeta.

Here's more information from Shinichi Ogawa & Associates:


The house is built on a 1.5M grid module in all XYZ directions.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

This site is at a corner of the new residential area in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

The space is composed of a solid cube of 9.0M x 9.0M x 6.0M and a cubic void of 4.5M x 4.5M x 6.0M.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

The hall, children's room, kitchen are laid out to surround the living-dining room on the ground floor.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

On the first floor, the bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, courtyard, are laid out to surround the double floor-height well which is 6.0M.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa Associates

Each room of the interior space is connected through the void of the living room.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

And the void cuts off the sky as a geometric form, letting the sunlight inside.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

In this house, all events, the changes of the seasons, course of time, and human activity, are created through the void.

Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa Associates
Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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