House of Awa-cho / Container Design

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Awa, Japan
  • Architects: Container Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  725
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Eiji Tomita

Text description provided by the architects. The client hoped for a spacious house with a garden.

House of Awa-cho / Container Design - Windows, Facade
© Eiji Tomita

I begun with considering each necessary living space as 'units', and the initial idea was a typical room, shaped in a square. However, this typology would limit four exterior connections, and I felt that this was not in synergy with the owner's request. 

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Concept Diagram

The next step I took was to plan a circle as a surface comprising all the units, and the connection with the exterior environment is radial and open. However, this would impede with the privacy of the occupants. 

House of Awa-cho / Container Design - Windows, Facade
© Eiji Tomita

Thus, I combined these two ideas, combining square units in a radial direction, with an interior courtyard. The units are connected interiorly, thus providing some privacy. 

House of Awa-cho / Container Design - Countertop, Sink, Kitchen
© Eiji Tomita

The courtyard and the exterior surroundings. The house achieves it's spaciousness by connecting these two entities.  

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Address:Awa, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "House of Awa-cho / Container Design" 13 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Eiji Tomita

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