The Nagasaki House project is the proposal for a community housing development in Togitsu city, a small town in Nagasaki.
Contemporary house design, particularly in urban and suburban situations both in Japan and internationally, has abandoned many aspects of the traditional dwelling. The everyday lives of city dwellers leave little room for sentimentality and as such the modern house is understood as a machine for living that fulfills the functional requirements of a residence and very little else. The product of this approach is a way of living that has lost connection with a sense of the communal, both within the organization of the dwelling and within the structure the neighborhood.
The Nagasaki house project seeks form a new kind of architectural and urban relationship that fosters connectivity and communality both within the structure of the house and its neighborhood community.