Atelier Hitoshi Abe

I-House, Sendaï, 2000-2002

The design for the I-House, which is located on a steep slope, is based on the concept of an ascending spiral, twisting through the entire house and opening the view over the ocean. This enables the architect to adjust the house to the topography of the site, characterized by sharp slope: like a flexible band placed on the sloping terrain, the spiral follows its form as would a fluid. The organization of the program is linear and offers a continuous spiral path that gradually leads the visitor from the entrance on the lower level towards the living room, dining room and the kitchen. The “ribbon” then winds back above the entrance and leads to the bedrooms and a roof terrace which is connected to the highest point of the plot where a garden has been laid out. In the I-House, the spiral leading from the entrance to the terrace does not impose any sort of predefined form. It is simply designed to enable the inhabitants to build each level according to their own relationship with the environment.

I-House, Sendaï

Entrance study

Dessin

Encre et collage sur calque

28 x 28.5 x

2000

002 01 08

Maquette
Papier, bois, plexiglas, plastique, métal, peinture
40 x 70.5 x 60.5
2001
002 01 01

Form
Dessin
Encre et collage sur calque
28 x 31
2000
002 01 02

Form + Roof/Railing
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 25.5
2000
002 01 04

Roof
Dessin
Encre et collage sur calque
28 x 50
2000
002 01 05

Kitchen counter
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 77.5
2000
002 01 06

Kitchen
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 54.6
2000
002 01 07

Entrance study
Dessin
Encre et collage sur calque
28 x 28.5
2000
002 01 08

Kitchen
Dessin
Encre, feutre, correcteur blanc, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 28
2000
002 01 09

Form
Dessin
Encre et collage sur calque
28 x 34.5
2000
002 01 10

Glasses in living room
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 35.5
2000
002 01 11

Entrance / carpool
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 46.5
2000
002 01 12

Overall Form Study
Dessin
Crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 26.4
2000
002 01 13

Dessin
Crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 36.3
2000
002 01 14

Ceiling
Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
37.5 x 28
2000
002 01 15

Dessin
Encre, crayon graphite et collage sur calque
28 x 39
2000
002 01 16

Overall Form
Dessin
Collage sur tirage papier
29.7 x 21
2000
002 01 17

Structure
Dessin
Encre, correcteur blanc et collage sur tirage papier
29.7 x 21
2000
002 01 18

Dessin
Encre, correcteur blanc, crayon graphite et collage sur tirage papier
28 x 31
2002
002 01 19

Entrance study
Dessin
Encre et collage sur tirage papier
28 x 48.7
2002
002 01 20

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