‘house of memories’ by YYAA
Architecture follow YYAA has lately renovated a vacant Nineteen Thirties property in Nara, Japan, for a younger couple and their youngsters. Named ‘house of memories’, the challenge celebrates the constructing’s previous renovations and data of household life, now a part of the brand new homeowners’ day-to-day dwelling. The ensuing design preserves the property’s conventional and nostalgic aesthetic whereas accommodating the shoppers’ fashionable and busy life.
celebrating and uplifiting the home’s previous layers
According to YYAA (see extra right here), the ‘house of memories’ had been prolonged and transformed a number of instances. Yet, no drawings or official paperwork have been out there to substantiate these previous works. The constructing’s historical past was steadily revealed solely when the staff peeled again the finishes on its flooring, partitions, and ceilings.
The architects started by repairing and allocating the unique doorway to visitors whereas establishing a brand new personal entrance for the homeowners. They then restored the primary inside area right into a sizeable living-kitchen-dining space; it holds a standard Japanese ‘hobby’ room and a semi-outdoor deck that’s now a part of the indoors. They additionally prolonged the prevailing visitor home and reworked the primary ground right into a second degree by taking out the roof to construct a nursery with a closet.
The stairway was reused, the earth partitions have been eliminated, and the previous sanitary room was demolished to exchange it with a wood deck put in on its basis. More importantly, previous columns, beams, and doorways have been repaired and reused. Newly added supplies complement the prevailing constructions, colours, and textures.
title: House of Memories
location: Nara, Japa
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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom