Hisa Village
  • 所在地:沖縄
  • 延床面積:62.64㎡
  • 住宅
  • 2015年



The last house to spend with nature on a remote island

It is a plan for an elderly client, migrated from Tokyo, who wants to spend the rest of his life while growing tropical fruit trees on Ishigaki Island, where the climate is warm. It became an important theme in designing how to deal with the hot and humid climate peculiar to the tropics and the typhoon that was unimaginable on the mainland.
For the hot and humid environment, the traditional Okinawan building structure consisting of a hipped roof was divided at the center and separated to create a semi-outdoor courtyard space. The airy courtyard was placed in the center of the building. This semi-outdoor space serves as a living room and serves as both an entrance hall between the living space and separate guest room. All the roofs are coated with a thermal barrier paint of the same color as the outer wall to protect the building from the strong sunlight in summer and salt damage.
As a countermeasure against typhoons, I tried to design the buildings as small and low as possible. This is because it is better to take a form not to receive wind resistance. It is the same idea as the form of airplanes and cars. In addition, we planned to prevent the wooden sashes from being damaged by installing windproof doors, coffin doors, etc. in the courtyard and all windows.
For visitors to client who migrated from Tokyo, a small guest room was provided across the courtyard. The roof balcony above the courtyard was designed so that palm trees could penetrate the roof and the sea could be seen through the roof.
This building was completed and experienced a big typhoon twice, but it was safe without any damage. I want to protect the client for a long time in this building and surrounding with him in safety.