Yamato Cho

Posted: April 13, 2011 by weldedgrass in Architecture, Design, Lifestyle
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‘yamato cho house’ by architect cafe
all images courtesy architect cafe

This home in Japan, was designed by Architect Cafe, situated in a very densely populated area. This three storey dwelling stands up high like a staggered wedding cake in the bustling, tight neighbourhood. The staggered nature of the house allows light to enter in through the ceiling, via roof windows.

The street front facade poses its darkly clad exterior, which enables the minimal views within. The garage, marked with vertical slats allows some of the street energy to travel inside and perceived from the inside.

The roof lights structure, a beam system, creates very bold and dramatic shadows when light travels in from the top into the living areas.

“an open rooftop patio is accessed through a small pavilion-like box on the top floor. fronted by glass, the staircase below benefits from further natural daylight.”

Ah the Japanese…

facade at night

facade at night

interior view of entrance

interior view of entrance

roof terrace

roof terrace

level 0

level 0

level 1

level 1

level 2

level 2

level 3

level 3

long section

long section

front and side elevation

front and side elevation

the grass is greener on the welded side

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