Garden and Sea / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

© Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)

Architects: Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Location: Japan
Client: Private
Project year: 2008
Constructed area: 237 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)

The site faces the sea and has deep depth. And it inclines toward the sea by the vertical interval like 2M. We arranged the house in the center of the site. The plane shape of the house is wedge to spread towards the sea.

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We planned the first floor as a place to enjoy a . The part facing the of the half underground is a window. By it, a slope of the ground just appears as form of the openings. The exterior floor covered with the white gravel. Since it is surrounded by the outside wall, outside can also be felt like the interior of a room. By place to stay and movement at that time, relations with a person and the ground surface change.

© Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)

The second floor enabled it to set up a sense of distance with the sea variously in the inside of a building. The both ends of cylindrical space long in the direction of marine are glass windows. An indoor partition wall is also glass. We can look at sea side and the location of the other side at the same time from the room. Even if the sojourner is in any place, he can see or feel the sea.

© Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)
© Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)

 

The first floor that enjoys the yard, the second floor that enjoys the sea, and 2 space were divided clearly. Owner enabled it to spend the time of non-every day by going back and forth mutual space with the different feature appropriate for the cottage.

Cite: "Garden and Sea / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier" 23 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=7753>

13 comments

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    Great project with great web presentation.
    I like the larger resolution images via thumbnails, the larger the better.

  2. Thumb up Thumb down 0

    oh that’s cool,
    and quite literally too

    i feel like if i went into that house i’d be too scared to touch anything

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    the project is wonderfull, that’s why i like the japanise architecture. the building is too large for me (it’s just me), but it’s really great designed !

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    Great project. I love that depressed ground floor, and the effect it create at night. I love Japanese Archiecture.

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    lots of us LOVE white and minimal, and obviously the owners did too. usually some good projects daily from this site, but this one is superb with an exquisite level of attention to detail, strong concepts and execution. thanks.

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