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hara house

CompanyTakeru Shoji Architects
Lead DesignersTakeru Shoji
Design TeamTakayuki Shimada
Project LocationNagaoka-city, Niigata-prefecture, Japan
CreditsPhoto by Shinkenchiku-sha, Isamu Murai
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Residential Building
Entry Description

Hara house is located in the agricultural village.
We designed it as a proposal to create an ‘architecture of shortage and blank space’. It encourages the utilization of the buildings around it by rely on the functions of the others.
Hara house, as a simple series of truss frames, aims to connect all these entities, by being part of the village.
This singular building crosses its threshold to interact beyond, just the family, to the village and slowly dissolves boundaries and creates the possibility of forming new connections and beginning the creation of a new strong-knit community.