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House with Court / K+S Architects

  • Architects: K+S Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Partners In Charge: Nobuya Kashima + Aya Sato
  • Structure Engineer: SHI (Takumi Shinbo)
  • Area: 182.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda

From the architect. It is a duplex house with the Court.

A tree planted  in the Court   keep a moderate distance  between the child and parent households.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

I specially designed and put a  big window such as the Art Museum.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

in the front and showed a happy expression  positively to the town by displaying various things, since the house stands a little away from the road due to the flagpole like land shape. When facing to the Court, inside and outside the house  are united by opening a sliding door that also  creates a widely open space.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

While ensuring privacy of two households, it is  considered that they are able to feel their presence each other in the house.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda
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