KiKi ARCHi and TAKiBI joined forces to design and style the DOMA Home in Kamakura, Japan. The house provides a contemporary spin on the “doma,” a common Japanese architectural layout factor which refers to the transitional house at the entrance of a Japanese residence that joins the outdoors with the inside on various degrees. In contemporary situations, the “doma” has advanced to develop into an entry porch, which the architects expanded on and extended the thought for the DOMA House.
All through the pandemic, the property owner made the selection to leave the city behind and go his household to Kamakura, just an hour outside of Tokyo, to let his kids be young children. The residence is situated concerning two streets with the sea nearby. When arranging, the architects have been motivated to style and design an “interacting house” that would allow the residence to hook up with the streets neighborhood, and mother nature. The aspect of the residence that faces the sea opens up for the breezes and can stay open for a feeling of steady stream.
The exterior is clad in grey cement boards which have a stone-like, textured end, while the inside attributes white partitions and wood flooring and design and style factors.
Designed for a modern-day loved ones, the initial ground operates as an open up area for functions, with the courtyard, dwelling room, eating space, and kitchen area. In addition to remaining open for the ocean air, it permits the small children to occur and go as they engage in. A partially protected passageway connects the two streets and delivers an outside space for the young ones to interact with other community kids.
A corner of the dwelling area opens up with sliding glass doorways building the interior sense more substantial.
The home’s key framework was developed in just two days with experienced craftsman employing both a concrete basis and a classic Japanese wooden structure where all the products were numbered to make issues go quicker.
In the home’s center, the ceiling gets to be double height with an open staircase that connects to open slat walkways on the 2nd ground. The void allows much more normal gentle and ventilation throughout the interior.
The living place, which is a stage down from the rest of the floor, is covered with a light-weight cork flooring.
Photos by Koji Fujii.