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  5. MOVEDESIGN
  6. 2010
  7. Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN

Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN

  • 01:00 - 24 April, 2013
Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN
© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    MOVEDESIGN
  • Designer

    Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area

    154.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane + 24

Text description provided by the architects. This is a 150㎡ one-storied house made of wood frame, located Fukuoka, Japan. 

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

This project started to plan building a new house on the east  side of the main house. The main house which the owner  had lived had a bad condition for lighting and the humidity was high, it needed a light all day and a heater until beginning of summer. 

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

Considering these stories, this house is designed simply to make the owner's wish real and to make the family's life happy. 

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

 Around the site area there are houses on the south side and we can see a fine view on the north side. First I put a living room on the north taking sun light through the courtyard placed middle of the house and put private rooms on the south.

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

 I planned the main line of flow is circle around the courtyard, so that family can feel how others are doing in this house.

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

 The courtyard is not only for taking sun light but also it becomes the main space for family's daily life, as a shortcut traffic between private space and public space when those windows are opened, or as a second living space…  the owner can create how to spend the time in this house. 

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

This plan is not to partition spaces as a room except private rooms as much as possible. Therefore, the family can find their own favorite spots for each in the public space in this house and also have conversation each other. They have different positions doing different things but share the same situation, same air at the same time.  

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Cite: "Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN" 24 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/363887/living-with-sun-light-movedesign/> ISSN 0719-8884