壬生川の家 House of Nyugawa

The site is located in Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, in a residential area one street away from a busy main road. Considering the surrounding environment and the natural surroundings, four boxes of different heights, some lowered to obtain light and some raised to block the line of sight, are placed so that there is a gap in the center of each box.

By doing so, an exterior space is created between the boxes facing each other, allowing for lighting, ventilation, shielding the view from the outside, and creating an interior line of sight on the first floor. At the same time, each box on the second floor has its own independent space.


  • Completion 2008.10
  • Building site Saijo, Ehime
  • Principal use private residence
  • Structure Single-storied wooden house