the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Japan
  5. Kochi Architect’s Studio
  6. 2009
  7. Garden House / Kochi Architect's Studio

Garden House / Kochi Architect's Studio

  • 00:00 - 6 December, 2012
Garden House / Kochi Architect's Studio
Garden House / Kochi Architect's Studio, © Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

© Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano + 17

  • Structural Engineer

    MI+D architectural structure laboratorylaboratory
  • Garden

    Michiko Tokumitsu / Tokuzou
  • Constractor

    Sugimoto Kogyo co, ltd.
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

Text description provided by the architects. The site area is 450m2, it is rare spread in Tokyo. There was an old house in the north side, and garden in the south side. The new building coverage ratio was estimated 20% around because of cost. So this project concept was how to make use of 80% exterior space.

© Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

I don't want to see the garden but feel like standing in the garden. Two boxes, residence and atelier are located in the large garden. To mix house and garden, the exterior wall are made by glass. I put two boxes with touching by the corner, and put a small glass box beside the corner. People are coming and going between two boxes, and are seeing exterior wall melting into the garden with each other.

© Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

The exterior wall are covered the wood wool cement board with the glass, and the garden reflected in the wall. The wood wool cement board is painted water-repellent, becomes brightness equal with the room in daytime. It makes similar impression of wall and window.

Section
Section

View the complete gallery

About this office
Kochi Architect’s Studio
Office
Cite: "Garden House / Kochi Architect's Studio" 06 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/301238/garden-house-kochi-architects-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.