Text description provided by the architects. The site is located in the residential area 10 min walk from Matsudo Station. There are houses in the east and west side of site boundary, however, there are open spaces in the north and south side. This house connects these north and south open spaces rather than making wall to block those spaces.
The design is created by the aspects surrounding the site such as scenery, wind and light that neighborhood used to see and feel. There are three boxes creating one inhabitant space in this house. Each size and shape of box is decided by sequence of scenery from movement of inhabitants and neighborhood, natural lightning and natural ventilation.
One buildable box from this site is distorted and transformed by these factors. The inside of transformed box is one space. The family always can feel and communicate each other easily.
West side box is bed room and kid’s room. People in outside and inside can see same scenery. Natural ventilation passes through from south to north not to be filled with hot air. Center box is a living and dining room connecting north and south open space through the entrance.
East side box can be said that is a volume coming out by architectural code which is the height restriction from north side of boundary. This box also has strong natural ventilation system through the chimney effect.