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Square Skylight House / NKS Architects

  • 00:00 - 9 December, 2012
Square Skylight House / NKS Architects
© Ken'ichi Suzuki
© Ken'ichi Suzuki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kashiwa-shi, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
  • Structure

    RC+S, 2 stories
  • Area

    532.38 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki + 11

© Ken'ichi Suzuki
© Ken'ichi Suzuki

Text description provided by the architects. This is a house for a large family of 7 persons, located in a residential area. To maximize the flat living space, we inserted the 4 various courtyards in the plan. Both the flat floor and the flat concrete ceiling at 2.4m heights run ceaselessly through the interior and the exterior spaces. The existence of the massive concrete defines the continuous space strongly.

© Ken'ichi Suzuki
© Ken'ichi Suzuki

The ceiling is perforated with many square skylights. Some of them are the openings above the exterior courtyards and the others are the interior light volumes. Since they look almost the same, they also enhance the sense of continuity. The square skylights vary in size, and introduce various sunlight from different directions. They create the various conditions in the continuous living space, together with the various floor surfaces.

© Ken'ichi Suzuki
© Ken'ichi Suzuki

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