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Takamine-cho House . NAGOYA

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The site is located in an upscale residential area with lush greenery, with Nagoya University and Nanzan University within walking distance. I had designed a clinic for a client before, and this was my second commission. Therefore, I started the concrete design immediately without any time to warm up the relationship. Continue reading Tomoaki Uno

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Tokugawa-cho Guesthouse . Aichi

Tomakaki Uno . Tokugawa-cho House. Aichi Yasuo Hagiwara afasia (1)

Tomoaki Uno Architects . photos: © Yasuo Hagiwara

The Tokugawa-cho guesthouse is a most recent intervention by Tomoaki Uno, in which the practice renovated one family home in Aichi, transforming it into a versatile guesthouse. Trying to make as much with traditional timber construction coupled with new techniques, the architect was able to achieve three new adjoining spaces including a storeroom, tea ceremony house, and a separate office. Continue reading Tomoaki Uno

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Tougoku House . Nagoya

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Tomoaki Uno Architects . photos: © Tomoaki Uno

The plan was a tight budget house.I thought that the Japanese traditional method “ITAKURA” was the best under severe conditions.”ITAKURA” is a construction method with beauty, heat insulation and fire prevention performance.The size of a building is inevitably determined by securing one parking space on a limited site.Budget and site conditions made it very difficult to secure space for three families.I decided to create a loft by making the roof steep, and make it a children’s room.Windows were minimized to secure things and the location of the family. Continue reading Tomoaki Uno