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House in Komae / architect cafe

House in Komae / architect cafe

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Text description provided by the architects. This site is situated in a suburb of Tokyo in an area that is in-between urban and countryside. There are many green areas and vacant spaces, but on the contrary some areas are occupied by closely-packed houses. Figuring out how to live in this city-like and countryside-like situation is the most important theme for this house, and this theme has been translated into creating a new relationship between inside and outside.

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Four boxes are scattered on the site, each box with a different size and function, and freestanding walls are built at the west, south, and north sides. The boxes and the walls create two courtyards and an open garden.

© Satoshi Asakawa
© Satoshi Asakawa

The courtyards serve as intimate spaces for outside living. The open garden provides a vista outside of the site. Residents can experience a country and city atmosphere at the same time while moving through the house in everyday life.

© Satoshi Asakawa
© Satoshi Asakawa

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Cite: "House in Komae / architect cafe" 29 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/541008/house-in-komae-architect-cafe> ISSN 0719-8884

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