Contemporary home design is completed designed and conceived by the architect IDEA Office. They have successfully designed and conceived a contemporary home design called the Y-House which is based in Saitama, Japan.
Completed designed and conceived by the IDEA Office, this modern contemporary Japanese house is located in Saitama, Japan. Along with a variety of the other building types, the forms and the organizations of the urban single-family home have been driven toward the extreme versions of the efficiency by an ever-increasing the metropolitan density.
Which eclipse any western precedents, in a city like Tokyo, increasing land values, proximity to public transportation and the recognized value of maintaining a maximum amount of undeveloped open space outside of the city limits have produced models of ‘existence minimum’, the architect marvel at the phenomenon of the ‘Tokyo dwelling’, it is where the most is made with the least.
Even the most modest condition of the outdoor space is captured as a commodity of the light, air and the view; the house objects are both miniaturized and multi-functional. At its best the result is creative solutions driven by extreme constraint, at its worst the production of almost inhumane living conditions.
Contemporary Home Design Challenges
For the design of the new home, the architect client for the Y-house which is located in Saitama has three primary concerns.
First, the architect client’s wanted to have the privacy without sacrificing a strong connection to the outdoors. Second, they wanted to maintain the solar access in all of the rooms of the home. Third, to use outdoor space to enhance the feeling of openness and volume within an otherwise modest dwelling.
The site for the new home design which is located in a northern suburb of metropolitan Tokyo that is undergoing almost continuous development. By neighboring two story houses punctuated by random windows and balconies that eliminate any chance for privacy, and by a street located along the southern edge, it is bound on three sides.
Eric Kahn and Russell Thomsen with Ron Golan.
Associate architect in Japan: Masao Yahagi & Associates.
Visit the IDEA Office website – here.
Photography by Kouichi Torimura