M4 House / Architect Show

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Higashisonogi District, Japan
M4 House / Architect Show - Facade, Concrete
© Toshihisa Ishii

Text description provided by the architects. M4-house [overlapping house] was built in silent countryside of Higashisonogi in Nagazaki .

My concept of M4-house is: protecting privacy and security; creating a happy and safe space for family; making full use of site.

M4 House / Architect Show - Table, Sofa, Chair, Countertop, Beam, Windows
© Toshihisa Ishii

Appearance has four differences in level sense of rhythm by pasting red cedar to black frames. And it makes people feel warm and friendly by harmonizing architecture and surrounding environment.

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To make full use of site, I make parking space for bicycles and cars as a whole without using conventional fences and carport. I design a large courtyard to bring sunshine and wind into interior. I planted trees in the courtyard to make balcony terrace a whole with courtyard and protect the privacy. Also the family can feel the changes of season in living & dining room.

M4 House / Architect Show - Windows, Handrail
© Toshihisa Ishii

Colonnades of red cedar give a sense of rhythm to living & dining room. In day time, the sunlight going through leaves from atrium makes living & dining room very friendly and harmony. In night, I used indirect light in handrail of stars to make the space beautiful and kindly.

M4 House / Architect Show - Windows, Beam, Chair
© Toshihisa Ishii

It makes living & dining room and the whole house bigger because the outer wall of ceiling was pasted red cedar. By this design, it also makes architecture, courtyard, family and surrounding environment in harmony with each other.

M4 House / Architect Show - Facade, Courtyard
© Toshihisa Ishii

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Cite: "M4 House / Architect Show" 03 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/531583/m4-house-architect-show> ISSN 0719-8884

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