Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects

Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects

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Gifu, Japan
Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects - Windows, Facade, Garden
© Yoshiike Teruaki

Text description provided by the architects. It is located one block away from a main street  in a residence area with stores on the east side, there is a field on the west side and a rice fields on the north side.

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© Yoshiike Teruaki

Using spacious scenery of nature from the west and the north side, I was inspired to create a landscape of a ground.

This building has a section structure by using skip floor system and the half of the building is 1.4m above the ground which makes it as if it’s floating in the air. This way we could make more open space in the land.

Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects - Windows
© Yoshiike Teruaki

Most part of the premise is put down lawn so that it blends in the surrounded nature.

By having the half of the building floating in the air by cantilevered beam, it creates a dynamic space under the eaves.

Scenery of nature is also taken into the living room while getting the sunlight from the afternoon sun.

Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects - Table, Chair
© Yoshiike Teruaki

The section structure is used for a living room with skip floor system and we could create the high ceilings of 6.4m.

Combining different dimensions of 1.4m, 2.4m, and 6.4m height, it gives a dynamic feeling although it's compact and simple structure.

The eaves connect from the inside of the house to the outer space. It's almost made for kids's courtyard. I'm hoping the family will enjoy the eaves.

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Cite: "Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects" 12 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/413904/kawate-keitaro-muto-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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