House of Seven Gardens / Ikimono Architects

© Takashi Fujino /

Ikimono Architects‘ clients, with three small boys, pursued a protected house with privacy in a large vacant lot downtown. Ikimono Architects suggested a one-story house with inner courtyards. The end result is a house with a variety of 17 rooms (11:outside,6:inside).

Architect: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Location:
General Contractors: Omnibus Inc.
Design: 2009.4 – 2010.7
Construction: 2010.7 – 2011.2
Structure: Timber frame construction
Site area: 516.70 square meters
Building area: 161.64 square meters
Floor Area: 159.40 square meters
Use: Residential
Roof: Galvalume steel plate roofing standing goby
Exterior: Galvalume steel plate
Photographs: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

Here, the personal occupation place such as a bedroom and the nursery is not clear, the whole house is felt with one’s appearance. Because there are some outside rooms, when light and a shadow change to solar movement every moment, the relationship between individuals changes again, too.

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© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
© Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
Cite: "House of Seven Gardens / Ikimono Architects" 28 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=154123>
  • http://akai-photography.cleanfolio.com chk

    Love the concept. Each room would seem to be a self contained world

    • Edouard Coleman

      I agree. I like the building except that kind of “stage” on the roof; everybody looking at you..