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F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

  • Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
  • Location: Kashiwa city
  • Architect In Charge: Eiji Iwase
  • Structure Design: Masuda Structural Engineering Office
  • Construction: Nagano-Koumuten
  • Furniture: tallman STUDIO
  • Area: 122.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

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Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

What the architect invented, was to put the rectangular courtyard at an unusual oblique anglerather than a right angle.  Locating courtyard in this way makes spaces around the courtyard can have enough room to stay, and be chained each other directly at their corners, without aisle.

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Otherwise, inside spaces of the house would be divided into several parts, when the courtyard is located on the middle of the site whose width is limited, and unified feeling of the house would be spoiled.

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

This arrangement creates not only sense of unity of the spaces, but also several specialized places to each purposes. In addition, each place in the house is facing to the courtyard, which is separated enough from neighbors’ houses, and you can enjoy complete privacy and beautiful blue sky.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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