Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Architects: Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
Project: Ovule Small Smart House
Design: Tomokazu Hayakawa, Shinya Komatsu
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Area: 90SQM/3F/STEEL
Year: 2017
Photographs: Tomokazu Hayakawa

Description by architect: This is a small smart house in a residential area in Tokyo. We set large windows on the open south side and set a green screen as south facade by making planter boxes on each floor. The ceiling at the window is mirror finished, it functions as a device that green captures inside the room. The eaves were deeply attached to each floor, the void was divided by the planters. Keeping an appropriate distance with neighbors, we just imagined a meditation space that can live together with GREEN plants in small streets. We thought here is not ‘modest living’ of ‘small dwell’ but a ‘BIG LIFE’ of ‘SMALL DWELL’.

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 1

In addition, we actively worked on converting housing equipment to IoT. By combining the voice devices such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, hubs and smart devices, client is able to start PS4 with voice, the gas heater automatically starts at 6 o’clock in the morning of 10 degrees Celsius. These smart devices were adopted from crowdfunding products that can control existing home appliances and furniture in voice device. We presented to client all controls of infrared, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on cloud, such as remote controller, opening and closing curtain, bot pressing analog switches.

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 2

A space that has both “rough” and “fine” controlled. The blinds are automatically opened and closed with the sun, air conditioned are finely controlled at right temperature. Outdoor plants keep proper distance from thickly housed area. We combined with plants and IoT to make the buildings themselves like living tree. and we thought we could make a soft protected space like the “OVULE” of the pistil.

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 4

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 5

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 5

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 6

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 7

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 8

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 9

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 10

Small Smart House in Tokyo by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects 11

Most Recent

Most Popular

Highland East House

Highland East House by COLAB Architecture + Urban Design

The Highland East House is a 4,300 square foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence located in Portland’s SW Hills. The design harkens back to a Pacific Northwest style of mid-century modern houses constructed in Portland in the nineteen sixties.
Modern Living Space 13

Modern Living Space by Sue Murphy Interior Design

This project is a modern living space designed by Sue Murphy Interior Design based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A bold, contemporary kitchen-dinning space with a...
Minimalist Single Storey Terrace House by Fabian Tan Architect 5

Minimalist Single Storey Terrace House / Fabian Tan Architect

The house is a typical single storey terrace house on a plot of 23' x 75' land. The original house layout is typically closed and the brief was to create an open plan on one side and private rooms on the other side of the dividing center wall.
Fish Creek House - a Small, Off-the-Grid Holiday Home by ArchiBlox

Fish Creek House, a Small Off-the-Grid Holiday Home by ArchiBlox

The Fish Creek House was designed to maximize sustainability & liveability. Careful positioning takes full advantage of natural cooling, heating, and lighting.

Modern Australian Farm House with Passive Solar Design

This modern Australian farm house was designed by Archterra Architects in Margaret River, Western Australia. Description by Archterra: This house sits along a ridge between...

More Articles Like This

HomeWorldDesign