This house that integrates "living", "exhibiting", "producing" and "opening up in the city" is a small atelier-style house (87.23㎡) that will be built along the Tokaido Road that Hiroshige has walked and drawn. And this house is home to three generations of painter, his wife, infant and husband's mother. Atelier occupy about one-third of the total floor area and live in four people of three generations.This shows the identities of the owner and the family, allowing the "exhibiting and producing" areas to erode the "living" areas.
▽项目外观 View from Tokaido设计的出发点是在基地的对角线上用最大长度的大型展览墙来装饰业主的作品，并决定用展览墙将生活区和工作室分隔开。主题是以歌川广重的代表作——东海道五十三站为蓝本，在位于大矶（第八驿站町）和小田原（第九驿站町）之间的二宫町开设以及工作室，这个工作室不仅仅是装饰画的地方，还被用作商店或沙龙，时而暴露生产和生活场景，在城市中开启的项目8.5 住宅，成为了现代的实验场所。
The design began with the idea of transmitting a large exhibition wall for decorating his work to the city with a maximum length on the diagonal of the site, and decided to separate the living area from the atelier with the exhibition wall. The theme is to open an atelier in Ninomiya-cho, located between Oiso (8th post town) and Odawara (9th post town), drawn on the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido, Utagawa Hiroshige’s master piece. The atelier is not just a place to decorate a painting, but it is also used as a shop or a salon, and at times exposes production and life scenes, and opens 8.5 House in the city in a modern and social experiment.
▽项目鸟瞰 Bird's View
In addition, with a homage, the sloped roof that doubles as a wall on the Tokaido on the northern side of the site reduces the feeling of pressure on the city with showing a sculptural form. The steep sloping roof and the diagonal exhibition wall are crossed to create a three-dimensional figure of "wide / narrow" or "high / low" crossing space. By creating a scale error in daily life and shaking the feeling, this house will be a house of imagination for the painter, and a tasteful home for the family.
All pedestrians and drivers looked back at once for 8.5 House, and we heard that it was already famous in the area during the construction.It was a wish from the beginning of the owner to open to the town as the most stand out house with an atelier along the Tokaido.
Lead architect：Ryutaro Saito + Shun Ide*Nikken housing system
Location：Ninomiya-cho Naka-gun Kanagawa Japan
Structure/Number of Floors：W/2F
Total floor area：87.23sqm
Structural engineer：Yasuhiro Kaneda / yasuhirokaneda STRUCTURE
Builder：Shinshin Construction Co.,Ltd
Photographer：Satoshi Takae + Shinkenchiku
3D Photographer：Yuta Tokunaga / ARCHI HATCH