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House of Reticence / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

  • 01:00 - 1 October, 2010
House of Reticence / FORM | Kouichi Kimura
House of Reticence / FORM | Kouichi Kimura, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +21

From the architect. This house is built on the triangle site with a width of 18 m.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The client has requested to make the best use of the characteristic site form to build a house with both privacy protection and a sense of openness in the house.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The building is composed of the echelon volume successive along the site form, and the high wall.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The landscape-oriented façade, which is one of the external features and brought about by making good use of the site width, allows people’s line of sight to be introduced in the horizontal direction.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The interior space design also takes advantage of the site width.

On the first floor the entrance hall is located at the center. On its both ends are the spot gardens that are allocated in the spaces separated by the Japanese room on the irregular site form.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

As the line of sight is designed to be as long as possible, the internal space is visually expanded so as to realize the space that gives an open feeling.

On the second floor the living room and the balcony are laid out on both ends. In addition, the ceiling of the living room is designed to be higher than that of the other rooms. These designs intensify visual expansion.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The opening at the upper side of the living room, as well as the glass wall on the balcony where a bench is furnished, is one of the elements that produce a sense of openness.

By considering the site form to select the locations for the openings and control the line of sight, this house realizes the spaces that give a sense of openness but are closed off to the periphery.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
Cite: "House of Reticence / FORM | Kouichi Kimura" 01 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/79475/house-of-reticence-form-kouichi-kimura/>
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Jasem Nadoum · January 15, 2012

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Mariniuc · April 30, 2011

I need to know the location of this house!! Can you help me??

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flavin · December 02, 2010

is like a floating house in the world

Aditya R Sani · October 29, 2010

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Aston Roberts · October 13, 2010

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me · October 06, 2010

how can i have sections and elevations for this?

Ricardo · October 06, 2010

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Martien Cloud · October 05, 2010

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CRISTIAN · October 04, 2010

Thoose corners in front of the wall ummm don`t know.
the outcome still very nice.

Afonso Condi · October 03, 2010

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C · October 03, 2010

I like the way they open the low window to the small garden.
What I always wander and amaze is the way of japanese architects deciding the room order. Most of architect will put their bedrooms (private) on 2nd flr; moreover the toilet on the ground fl, they separate the toilet and the wash with stair. I think it has smthng to do with their way of living.

architect · October 03, 2010

even though they always use similar materials and have very small spaces to build in, i am amazed with contemporary japanese architects and the houses they come up with.

there is always something surprising and original revealing itself.

André Amaral · October 03, 2010

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Mic · October 02, 2010

Really nice, subtle spaces inside. It's what architecture is all about. Love the subtle changes in levels, and play on depth to move the user physically.

A bit disappointed with the outside - too autonomous for my taste. Shame the hypotenuse side of the site is concealed by the tight space and neighbours.

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eili · October 02, 2010

eventhough i like minimalistic arch, these cold copy-pasted japanese houses start to bore me more and more..

Thomas · October 02, 2010 06:51 PM

People who say they get bored by good architecture are really boring. If you need to look at something new and trendy all the time, and cant appreciate design that can - and should - stand the test of time, you probably would be better of visiting sites about mobile phones, mp3 players, televisions and other consumer products.

up_today_arch · October 02, 2010

Congratulations...:) This child will have good teast in future...:)

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