Snow country renovation


  • Design: Hirotaka Sato, Shintaro Takeda
  • Site: Asahi Village, Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture
  • Use: Residential
  • Total floor area: 75m2
  • Completion: 2008.11
  • Construction: Sato Industry
  • Photo: Hirotaka Sato


Heavy snowfall area in Niigata Prefecture. The second floor of a two-story wooden building was renovated into a living space for a child household.
The ceiling was removed to expose the wooden structure as it is.
In accordance with the division of the room, the wooden frame is also carefully fitted with glass vertically and horizontally to divide the room.
Walls, ceilings, openings and floors all have improved insulation performance to improve livability.

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