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House of Awa-cho / Container Design

  • 01:00 - 13 November, 2013
House of Awa-cho / Container Design
House of Awa-cho / Container Design, © Eiji Tomita
© Eiji Tomita

© Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita +23

From the architect. The client hoped for a spacious house with a garden.

© Eiji Tomita
© Eiji Tomita

I begun with considering each necessary living space as 'units', and the initial idea was a typical room, shaped in a square. However, this typology would limit four exterior connections, and I felt that this was not in synergy with the owner's request. 

Concept Diagram
Concept Diagram

The next step I took was to plan a circle as a surface comprising all the units, and the connection with the exterior environment is radial and open. However, this would impede with the privacy of the occupants. 

© Eiji Tomita
© Eiji Tomita

Thus, I combined these two ideas, combining square units in a radial direction, with an interior courtyard. The units are connected interiorly, thus providing some privacy. 

© Eiji Tomita
© Eiji Tomita

The courtyard and the exterior surroundings. The house achieves it's spaciousness by connecting these two entities.  

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