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Airy house / Ikimono Architects

  • 01:00 - 21 June, 2011
Airy house / Ikimono Architects
Airy house / Ikimono Architects, Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects +11

From the architect. This part-café/part-house by Ikimono Architects revolves around the relationship between the outside and inside. 

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

The client specifically requested that everything start from the connection to the outside. The strong but simple exterior is comprised of two rectangular forms that sit perpendicular to each other. 

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

Each of these forms takes on a different program to accommodate the dual needs of the client.

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plan

The downstairs of both forms are fairly open to the outside with the residential form being narrower to satisfy a transition to the more secluded living quarters. 

elevations
elevations

The upstairs living area is distinctly different from the other spaces with more refined materials and a greater sense of enclosure.

sectional detail
sectional detail

In regards to materials, the client is a specialist in metalworking, and he made the stainless steel products such as the stairs, kitchen, and external eaves. 

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

The selection of the exterior metal cladding was also the client’s selection. With the scarcity of physical barriers, material was also used as transition tool.

Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Courtesy of Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Cite: "Airy house / Ikimono Architects" 21 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/144876/airy-house-ikimono-architects/>
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Silencio 11 · August 22, 2011

Austere.

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Jin · June 22, 2011

It's a barn.

John-David Carling · June 22, 2011 05:24 PM

An Awesome Barn!

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Kirill Egorov · June 21, 2011

Very graceful relationship of indoor and outdoor spaces

Kirill Egorov · June 21, 2011

Very austere style! i like it! "architect dream" :D

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