Villa at Sengokubara

The Villa in Sengokubara, Japan is designed by  Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and built with timber. The 2 storey residential has a unusual design where the main living room surrounds the interior courtyard, with all spaces arranged in a radial manner. The site is a 30 metres square with a 15 metres diameter interior courtyard.

The Villa at Sengokubara has a large continuous radial roof. (Photo credit: Hiroyuki Hirai, Shigeru Ban)

Eight sliding doors separate the main living room. The structure consists of wooden columns and beams, which are 75mm x 350mm L-shaped pieces, also arranged in a circular manner, creating an impressive continuous sloped roof. The large roof varies in height, reaching ceiling heights ranging from 2.4 metres to 7.5 metres.

The entire structure consists of wooden columns and beams. (Photo credit: Hiroyuki Hirai, Shigeru Ban)

(Photo credit: Hiroyuki Hirai, Shigeru Ban)

Aerial view of the villa. (Photo credit: Hiroyuki Hirai, Shigeru Ban)

(Photo credit: Hiroyuki Hirai, Shigeru Ban)

 

Villa at Sengokubara by Shigeru Ban specifications

Architects : Shigeru Ban

Type of Project : Residential

Completion : 2013

Collaborators : Structures: Hoshino Structural Engineering / General contractors: Hakone Construction

Site area : 1770.00m2

Building area : 576.89m2

Total floor area : 452.60m2

Structure : Timber