Izukougen House / Atelier Shinya Miura

  • 01 Jul 2012
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Architects: Atelier Shinya Miura
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Photographs: Atelier Shinya Miura

Project Area: 105.17 sqm
Project Architect: Shinya Miura
Structural Engineer: Toyoshi Shibamura
Constructor: Daido Kogyo

This residential project for a couple who live in forest resort area near the ocean in the Izu peninsula area, Japan.

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Fitting onto a narrow strip of land, the design is carefully structured. Three internal courtyards govern the interior volume, and provide a sense of openness.

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Extending through the ceiling, the voids act as light wells that flood the neutral interior spaces with natural light and ventilation.

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A long window on the east side of the dwelling provides a parallel view of the ocean in the distance, while breaking up the longitudinal form, framing and optimizing views of the lush garden and surrounding scenery.

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