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The House Reflecting Ripples / Kichi Architectural Design

  • 01:00 - 14 April, 2014
The House Reflecting Ripples / Kichi Architectural Design
The House Reflecting Ripples  / Kichi Architectural Design, © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa + 31

© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

This house is located in Tsukuba-Mirai City, Ibaragi Prefecture, about an hour by car from Tokyo.

© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

The river banks to which the site of the house overlooks is among the prominent spots of Ibargi Prefecture, renowned for their cherry blossoms. In designing the house, I attached great importance to its relationship with the cherry blossoms. 

Floor Plan 2
Floor Plan 2

The facade which consists of three white outer walls, is suggestive of triple ripples on the surface of the river. It is a house that enables its residents to live closely with the cherry trees which manifest all kinds of expressions with the changing of the seasons in Japan.

Based on  the shape of the site, one that stretches in a narrow strip  toward the cherry trees, I I conceived  the shape of the house , a U-shaped one, so that every one of its rooms would fully benefit from the light. 


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Cite: "The House Reflecting Ripples / Kichi Architectural Design" 14 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495429/the-house-reflecting-ripples-kichi-architectural-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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