Floor Area: 142㎡
Partners: Kenji Nawa
長野県高遠町の老夫婦、夫婦4 人のためのニ世帯住宅の計画。 かつて旧宿場町として栄えた街道沿いの集落である。今では過疎化が進み空家が多くなっている一方、都心から移り住み自給自足の生活を楽しむ夫婦なども見られる。 毎日の畑仕事、収穫した野菜を保管する土蔵、西側デッキでの洗濯干し、近隣住民との交流の場など外部と密接に関わりながら暮らすための住宅である。
Located in Takato, Nagano Prefecture, this two-household home was designed for four people, acouple and an elderly couple. The village, situatedalong an old Edo-period highway, was once a busy highway post town. These days, while it is becoming increasingly depopulated, with many houses left vacant, the village also has couples who move here from the cities and enjoy a life ofself-sufficiency. The residence is designed for alifestyle of close interaction with the world outside,with a mud-wall storeroom to hold vegetable sharvested from the work in the fields each day, anarea to dry washing on the deck on the western side of the house, and a place for communication with neighbors.