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Cube House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates

From the architect. The house is built on a 1.5M grid module in all XYZ directions.
This site is at a corner of the new residential area in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.
The space is composed of a solid cube of 9.0M x 9.0M x 6.0M and a cubic void of 4.5M x 4.5M x 6.0M.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

The hall, children's room, kitchen are laid out to surround the living-dining room on the ground floor.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

On the first floor, the bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, court, are are laid out to surround the double floor-height well which is 6.0M.
Each room of the interior space is connected through the void of the living room.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

And the void cuts off the sky as a geometric form, letting the sunlight inside.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

In this house, all events, the changes of the seasons, course of time, and human activity, are created through the void.

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