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House with Square Opening / NKS Architects

  • 01:00 - 5 June, 2014
House with Square Opening / NKS Architects
© Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukutsu, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Noriko, Kaoru Suehito
  • Structure

    RC-3F
  • Area

    192.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto + 16

© Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto

Text description provided by the architects. It is a house for two families in the residential area at the edge of the mountain. Clients are eager for the view to the sea over the roof of houses around. So we decided to build the house with 3 stories on the limited flat area in the sloping site.

Floor Plan & Section
Floor Plan & Section

The structure is made of reinforced concrete. Through the various square openings perforated on exterior walls, they got the view to the sea, the forest, and the garden. The large garden arranged by the clients has gradually fit with the deep-colored building. They will enjoy their slow life in such natural circumstance.

© Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto

It is a house for two families in the residential area at the edge of the mountain. For the views toward the sea over the surrounding roofs and green hills, we decided to build the 3-story house with various openings. Through the square openings perforated on exterior walls, they acquire the various views to the nature.  

© Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto

The first floor is designed for the elder parents, who like to take care of the garden in front, while the second and the third floor is for the younger family, who like to enjoy the resort like lifestyle. Since the top floor terrace is completely integrated into the space volume of the continuing interior space, the boundary of inside and outside became unclear.

© Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto

Through many windows including the skylights, natural environment permeates into the living space. As the large undulating garden arranged by the clients will gradually fit with the deeply colored building, their slow lifestyle will be fruitfully matured.

© Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto

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Cite: "House with Square Opening / NKS Architects" 05 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/510654/house-with-square-opening-nks-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884