Light Well Home

Posted: May 5, 2011 by weldedgrass in Architecture, Design, Lifestyle
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archi LAB. t+m: CNHN / a house with a light well

japanese practice archi LAB. t+m has created ‘CNHN’, a single family home located in sapporo, japan.

Another Japanese home, its becoming a trend here.. This one is called CNHN. I know what you’re thinking, that’s a weird name for a house, well it is, but this is architecture so deal with it! Architects have the right to be weird, just look at this place. In its enclosed and modest form, it just looks like an ordinary box, where the treasures lie inside. The house separates itself from the industrial environment with its “impenetrable” facade.

An internal void, draws light into the two story structure, positioned just between the facade and the main living space, this is the Light Well. The light well acts as a buffer between the exterior and interior, diffusing the light into the whole house.

“inside, changing light conditions alter the simple, neutral atmosphere as it transitions between direct and indirect sunlight. light and air circulate throughout the home, passing through voids in perpendicular surfaces and entering into private, secondary spaces.”

project info:

site area: 87.9 sq meters
building area: 38.1 sq meters
total floor area: 67.4 sq meters
structure: two storey building in wooden structure
construction: marushige akasaka construction

What can I say about this home? Well its certainly rather beautiful, but I have this niggling feeling that it will be too dark to live in, and with the lack of windows, cold as well. Not even mentioning ventilation. Look I could be wrong but this aint the one for me.

kitchen and dining area

kitchen and dining area

(left) view of entry hall from kitchen
(right) entry hall and stairway

(left) view of entry hall from kitchen
(right) entry hall and stairway

living room

living room

view of light well from living room

view of light well from living room

light well

light well

sky through light well

sky through light well

level 0

level 0

level 1

level 1

sections

sections

the grass is greener on the welded side

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Comments
  1. comics2screen says:

    Def wouldnt want this house in a place like Canada…the snow would build up on it and stop any light from getting in 😛 Love the idea tho.

  2. mightymatt1989 says:

    Wow… this house is epic!!, i agree with Comics2screen though. Should look cool inside with stormy weather outside!

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