ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Japan
  5. Keiko Maita Architect
  6. 2010
  7. House M / Keiko Maita Architect

House M / Keiko Maita Architect

  • 01:00 - 9 June, 2013
House M / Keiko Maita Architect
© Yoshiharu Matsumura
© Yoshiharu Matsumura

© Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura +12

© Yoshiharu Matsumura
© Yoshiharu Matsumura

From the architect. House M is located in a rural area surrounded by mountains in Yamaguchi-Prefecture, Japan.  

© Yoshiharu Matsumura
© Yoshiharu Matsumura

The clients, a couple who used to work long hours in the busy city, wanted a quiet house in the nature in relation to the rhythm of the sun.

© Yoshiharu Matsumura
© Yoshiharu Matsumura

This small house (100m2) was designed so that the clients would be able to wake up every morning and enjoy the soft light of the rising sun.  The exterior walls of the house are made of a semi translucent tent material which allows the sun to penetrate softly inside the house. The exterior skin protects the house from the rain, the direct sunlight and also acts as an insulation barrier. The construction of the house is simple and is made of a traditional wood frame structure. In the night, the interior light glows outside like a graceful lantern in the landscape.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Cite: "House M / Keiko Maita Architect" 09 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/382472/house-m-keiko-maita-architect/>
Read comments

4 Comments

Bassel Aswad · June 19, 2014

A modern spin on the traditional Japanese sliding paper screens "shoji".

elena · June 11, 2013

only in Japan...where crime & vandalism virtually don't exist.

steve · June 10, 2013

Would have been nice to have interior photos with the window shades closed. The bright light streaming through the windows take away from the effect of the glowing walls and uniqueness of the building.

august Wang · June 10, 2013

the exterior wall is excellent!what is the material exactly?

Cypress · June 10, 2013 07:21 PM

I think it is some kind of fabric with plastic coating

···

Comments are closed

Read comments