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White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

From the architect. The site is located in a quiet residential area, which is off a highway along a medium size road. In addition to houses, wooden rented apartments, offices, and shops are mixed in somewhat sparsely among the neighborhood.

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

This building has a rather large volume for a house, and is also larger than the neighboring buildings. Therefore, we intended to fit the building into the surrounding context.

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

Many windows and projections are made on the exterior walls. The sizes of these were decided based on the window sizes that were found from a survey of the surrounding buildings.

© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

We intended to camouflage the large volume with small windows and projections, and fit it into the scale of the surrounding environment.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
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