Posts Tagged ‘wood’

‘Sneaker Tectonics’ is a very cool structure by an unknown 3D artist and illustrator. This sneaker architecture features New Balance, Nike and Adidas sneakers. Made from steel, wood, concrete and glass.

This looks very cool and sort of reminds me of an old 80’s sci-fi movie. I love it.

via Highsnobiety

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M HOUSE by TAKESHI HIROBE ARCHITECTS

This house, named “M House”, by Japanese practice takeshi hirobe architects a three-storey home in a busy Japanese neighborhood in Tokyo. By maintaining the strictest of regulations of the site, the architects wanted connect the interior withe the exterior while still maintaining privacy.

during the early stages of the designing process, an octagonal staircase was inserted into
the floor plan as a major structural pillar to the house. constructed with reinforced concrete,
the spiral stairwell is topped with a roof light which allows is to double-function as a lightwell.
the interior surfaces are also finished in white to maximize the natural daylighting effect,
bringing it all the way down to the basement. round holes of various sizes are randomly
perforated on the sides of the shell to establish internal visual connections to each floor.

to further introduce the outdoors to the living space, multiple volumetric voids are carved out
as outdoor terraces from the corners of the layout. the exterior shell of the house wraps around
these spaces, acting as a fence-like barrier from the street. all storeys of the house remains
open and flexible, generating living spaces that are flexible yet private when needed.

The interior of this home is a beautiful mixture of wood, white, and glass.. that is very homely and one can get lost in the cosiness and the small (yet not claustrophobic)  spaces.

Very Well Done

This is a really beautiful home and uses its space efficiently and sucks in the light rather well for a tiny home. I love it and yes the Japanese have done it again. This could be one of my favourite houses.

project info:

site area: 112.40 m2
built area: 63.53 m2
total floor area: 251.78 m2
structure: reinforced concrete
structural consultant: s.form

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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

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Hiedaira House by Thomas Daniell Studio

This concrete house in Hiedaira, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, by Kyoto firm Thomas Daniell Studio.

This beautiful concrete and glass home is absolutely stunning! i love this house. The Japanese have stolen my heart yet again.. I love the purity of the house, the bare concrete, the raw wood, and the large expansive glazing.

For a small family, bachelors or a sinlge pad it is perfect.. Plus it overlooks the beautiful Kyoto Mountain, sloped valley and amazing scenery. I love it.

ground floor

first floor

section

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