We’ve built you a better ArchDaily. Learn more and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback »

Garden House / Kochi Architect's Studio

© Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano

  • Structural Engineer: MI+D architectural structure laboratorylaboratory
  • Garden: Michiko Tokumitsu / Tokuzou
  • Constractor: Sugimoto Kogyo co, ltd.
© Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

From the architect. The site area is 450m2, it is rare spread in Tokyo. There was an old house in the north side, and garden in the south side. The new building coverage ratio was estimated 20% around because of cost. So this project concept was how to make use of 80% exterior space.

© Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

I don't want to see the garden but feel like standing in the garden. Two boxes, residence and atelier are located in the large garden. To mix house and garden, the exterior wall are made by glass. I put two boxes with touching by the corner, and put a small glass box beside the corner. People are coming and going between two boxes, and are seeing exterior wall melting into the garden with each other.

© Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

The exterior wall are covered the wood wool cement board with the glass, and the garden reflected in the wall. The wood wool cement board is painted water-repellent, becomes brightness equal with the room in daytime. It makes similar impression of wall and window.

Section
Section
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Garden House / Kochi Architect's Studio" 06 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/301238/garden-house-kochi-architects-studio/>