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House of Spread / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

  • 01:00 - 22 March, 2010
House of Spread / FORM | Kouichi Kimura
House of Spread / FORM | Kouichi Kimura, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga, Japan
  • Architects

    FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
  • Client

    Private
  • Constructed Area

    152,33 sqm
  • Area

    707.21 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. This is the house for a couple aged 30-something.

When I began to design the house, the client requested that the living room should be connected to a Japanese room, and that a Buddhist altar be appointed in the Japanese room.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

These two requests strongly reminded me of the “Japanese” space, which has become a starting point to make the entire concept of the architecture and to design this house.

To make good use of benefit of the spacious site, we planned a one-storied building that surrounds a courtyard. For a Japanese-style space in which to appreciate the garden, the flat building reflects aesthetic values of the Japanese.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

We avoided the living room and Japanese room from being faced with the courtyard, which only allows indirect light to reach these rooms. The spaces therefore become dim, imparting “Japanese” taste.

This also produces expectation for the sunlit courtyard. You can feel brightness of the courtyard only when you get to the dining room beyond the living room.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

In contrast, the dining room, bed rooms, and bath room are faced with the courtyard, taking in plenty of sunlight.

The courtyard, which looks like abstraction of the Japanese garden, features the carefully positioned natural rock and the tower that rises vertically from the exterior wall.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

These two elements are intended to gather the line of sight of people in the room, and thus to keep their attention away from the mundane landscape expanding outside the architecture.

For this house, the relation between the courtyard and each room has been carefully considered to determine the position.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The flow lines from the courtyard spread the “Japanese” spaces around the architecture that involves various feelings inside.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
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13 Comments

Ricardo · June 10, 2010

This studio has the most interesting interiors that i've seen. Every room seems so...home!

kimbo · March 23, 2010

in praise of shadows... a natural progression from the young family house of integration.

Terry Glenn Phipps · March 23, 2010

As ever I really like the work of Mr. Kimura's studio. I do have to say that some of the exterior detailing (particularly ventilators and what not) seem slightly less finished than they do in other of the studio's projects. However, the main goal, of relating the building to the abstract tension of the courtyard seems very successful.

Also, I am very intrigued by the play of textures. In particular the texture of the ceilings against the smooth walls and the board & batten oak in the living area feels very successful to me.

JChris d'urbanbike · March 22, 2010

House of Spread / FORM | Kouichi Kimura http://archdai.ly/ctyLUp (via @archdaily) Etonnant patio noir (mais photos qui ne montent pas… Grrr)

disagro · March 22, 2010

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Modern Karibou · March 22, 2010

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gbh · March 22, 2010

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