Maison E by Shigeru Ban Architects: A Private Residence with A Tartan Grid in Steel Structure

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It is a 1200 square meter private residence designed and planned for a family of two generations. Maison E is a 2006 project completed by Shigeru Ban Architects, located in Iwaki, Japan. The plan of this residence is based on a tartan grid that comprised of a steel structure of cruciform-shaped columns.

Location

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This private residence sits on the high plane of a series of tiered properties. It looks overlooks the ‘Company Dormitory’ to the rolling mountain ranges, spreading across the horizon. Designed for a family of two generations, the residence itself borders a busy thoroughfare.

 

The House

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Maison E is located in a quiet residential district and it borders a busy thoroughfare. This residence is designed to be inward-looking and also private for the family with some beautiful internal gardens and courtyards. At the same time, it is also maintaining the stunning views from the second floor of the residence.

 

Design

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The plan of this project is based on a tartan grid of large and small squares. This grid can create a natural pattern for circulation spaces, exterior spaces, and living spaces. This grid is comprised of a steel structure of cruciform-shaped columns that make the house looks interesting and inviting.

 

Maison E Gallery

 

Photography: Shigeru Ban Architects

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