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Louver House / Code Architectural Design

  • 01:00 - 22 June, 2011
Louver House / Code Architectural Design
Louver House / Code Architectural Design

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From the architect. Located in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, the Louver House is a residential commission for a family of four. In recent years, developers have started building several high-rise condominiums in the area, perhaps because of the convenient location and access to the surrounding environment.

As a result, the site conditions were far from ideal. In addition, the client’s demands required us to design a comfortable living space for a family of four with parking space for two cars, all within a narrow plot measuring only 74.36 sqm.

Looking up at the house from the street out in front reveals a two-layered volume of space. By designing a building form that takes into account the neighboring structures and eliminating the sense of intimidation that the façade presents to the street, we were able to create a house that blends seamlessly into its setting.

Wooden louvers installed on all the exterior walls serve to obstruct lines of sight from the outside while also ensuring that residents have unobstructed views from within. Although the house initially appears to be closed and reclusive, the soft light that seeps through the louvers at night wraps their surroundings in a gentle glow.

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Although most of the light that enters the house can only do so through the frontage opening onto the street that measures slightly more than 7 meters, the louvers and enclosed indoor terrace ensure a feeling of openness within the interior of the building. 

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These features also allow the inhabitants to enjoy the subtle shifts in the four seasons at this high northern latitude, as well as the natural beauty of Hokkaido that changes from one moment to another.

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Cite: "Louver House / Code Architectural Design" 22 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/144003/louver-house-code-architectural-design/>
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21 Comments

Gordon Anderson · January 09, 2013

Why not contact the architects?

Or just go walk around the city, and discover many beautiful buildings by accident, a much better way to experience it.

eric lam · December 28, 2012

to whom it may concern, i am an architect which is visiting sapporo first time from 28dec until 31 dec. i read about this building on archdaily and would like to know if it is possible to arrange for a visit. kindly please let me know via my email correspondence refer. with regards and merry xmas. Eric

Myungshin Oh · June 20, 2012

Urban residence..Louver facade
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Tosh · June 22, 2011

One more perfect example of one should not do in terms of urban design..

Nate · July 23, 2012 05:02 AM

Care to elaborate? Don't just make a harsh criticism without backing it up.

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