With 3 Kids, 2 Dogs and the Jungle/ Osamu MORISHITA

2A magazine has selected this project for its architectural achievements and professional concepts.
Published in 2A Magazine issue# 39
Autumn 2019, Second place of 2ACAA 2016, 2A Asia Architecture Award – the category of Residential, Japan


Year: 2014
Firm: Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates
Firm Location: Japan
Team Members: Kosuke Morimoto, Tsuyoshi Iwamoto, Nobutaka Tajima, Sasicha Sakdawattananon / Constructor:
Karatani corporation / Structure designer: Yoko Matsuda

This horizontal family home occupied by parents, 3 daughters and 2 dogs. The concept is for the house to cater to each tenant’s personal space whilst emphasizing social interaction as a family. The building has strong connection to nature and surroundings, it responds sensitively to environment and takes advantage of site for sustainability. Internally, the arrangement of rooms centers around daughter’s south-west facing bedrooms as concept ‘house in house’, rooms sit under a skylight allowing a view of the sky, louvres diffuse indirect morning light. Their dogs is part of family, integrating a special-dwelling. The environmental system optimizes bioclimatic and passive cooling to mimic experience of living with nature. Concept reflected through visual transparency and green indoor strip and fundamentally provide home that encourages bonding and communication between everyone in family












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