Seemingly Unassuming

Posted: February 7, 2011 by weldedgrass in Architecture, Design, Lifestyle
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terminal01: house in kitasaya

‘house in kitasaya’ by terminal01, ehime prefecture, japan
images courtesy of terminal01

featuring a large central courtyard, the design facilitates
natural daylight and visual connectivity throughout the interior space.  

Seeking that desire for privacy this house, which has a very unassuming facade, has very few windows on the exterior and rather opts for clerestory-like widows of each room toward the interior.

Pivoting around a central court yard the light is sucked down the interior well into every room. The central courtyard unifies each room and the sound and light filters through every piece of the home.

“inclined to the east, the skewed opening of the courtyard results in an asymmetrical pitched roof that creates irregular angles in the interior. concealed perimeter fluorescents are directed upwards to wash the white walls and ceiling with light, extending the sense and size of space.”

project info:

architects: kei haraguchi + keigo miki + miho tsujioka
location: ehime, japan
structure: wood structure, 2 stories
site area: 133.79 m2
total floor area: 138.601 m2

looking through the void to the second storey

looking through the void to the second storey

(left) looking into the kitchen from the void
(right) looking at the void from inside the home

(left) looking into the kitchen from the void
(right) looking at the void from inside the home

central core, kitchen, living room and dining room

central core, kitchen, living room and dining room

second storey living room

second storey living room

looking up through the central core

looking up through the central core

model

model

level 0

level 0

level 1

level 1

roof plan

roof plan

south elevation

south elevation

north elevation

north elevation

east elevation

east elevation

west elevation

west elevation

section

section

section

section

the grass is greener on the welded side

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