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KD House / GENETO

  • 01:00 - 24 March, 2011
KD House / GENETO
KD House / GENETO, © Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo

© Yasutake Kondo © Yasutake Kondo © Yasutake Kondo © Yasutake Kondo +17

We did a renovation for a two-by-four construction unit house by Sekisui Heim that is located in a new residential area in Shiga prefecture. Although the site is relatively broad, the way it is built makes the site strangely narrow.

© Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo

We believe this is because each houses were built only thinking about concluding within the site and without regarding the connection to the surroundings. As a result the curtains hanged on the windows are always closed because the privacy is abused by making eye contact with the neighbors, so the broadening of the out door space makes no sense. We planed to salvage the situation and create flourishing life scenes inside.

© Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo

First, we can’t add openings in a two by four construction house, so we decided to take over the exiting allocation of rooms and insert a new wall that connects each room.

© Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo

The new wall stands up as if it wraps around the entrance, living room and the second living room while it leaves space between the existing windows and walls. The wall prevents line of sight from adjacent land and bring in daylight and draft. The space between the new and existing wall becomes a buffer zone and creates rooms likehobby room.

© Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo

Furniture (tables, storage cabinets and horigotatsu) is built in the wall that gives character to each room.

By making a buffer zone in the interior, 4 layers including the inside surrounded by walls, the surrounding buffer zone, the outside (garden) buffer zone and the surrounding environment are created and connect the inside and outside softly.

Various life scenes revolve around the wall, and the space that spreads out from the inside to the outside sweeps away the constrained feeling.This is a project that we tried to reedit the relations between the existing inside and outside space.

© Yasutake Kondo
© Yasutake Kondo
Cite: "KD House / GENETO" 24 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/121671/kd-house-geneto/>
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Ambar La Mantis · March 25, 2011

KD House / GENETO | ArchDaily http://t.co/f21Q0ar imágenes de interiores, plano de planta y maqueta digital en video.

Juri · March 25, 2011

I don't get this... Was the privacy really the generator for this result or was it a convenient reason to commit architecture?

Francisco Porto · March 25, 2011

RT @PipePapo: KD House / GENETO | ArchDaily http://t.co/s7aCbA5 #arq #diseño cc @pachoporto

AnDres Felipe Parra · March 25, 2011

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Martin Burris · March 25, 2011
Tomas Olmos · March 24, 2011

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daqb design · March 24, 2011

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Architecture+Molding · March 24, 2011

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arhitectura · March 24, 2011

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