Bridged Living Space / TT Architects

Bridged Living Space / TT Architects

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Kurashiki, Japan
  • Architects: TT Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  92 Area:  92
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014
  • Photographs photographs:  Kei SuginoPhotographs:  Kei Sugino
  • Structural Consultants:Seiji Kimura, Nathumi Kondou/ Kimura Structural Engineers
  • General Constructors:Takayoshi Seko, Terayama Brothers / Arai Construction
  • Landscape Gardener:Hidemasa Takada/ Souzouen
  • Site Area:359.53 sq m
  • Total Floor Area:141.82 sq m
  • Architect In Charge:Teruki Takayoshi, Hisataka Tanio, Kumiko Yamaguchi
  • City:Kurashiki
  • Country:Japan
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Text description provided by the architects. The two dwellings are connected by a “bridged” living space, providing continuity of the outdoor space.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Located in a quiet space near a local primary school, the concept for this dwelling started with a dual yard layout, the front for guest parking and an aesthetically prioritised garden at the rear. To effectively use the large amount of outdoor space, we divided the land into two areas, a western garden facing the road and a southern garden which has good sun coverage. The bridged living space serves as a suspended partition between both areas, while also functioning as a carport.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

Connecting both gardens allows for optimal utilisation, such as camping in the backyard while using the bridged living space as a roof for a barbeque, or accommodating the cards of guests. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

We designed the interior according to the wishes of the occupants, who are both engaged professionally and wanted a design which minimised housework. As a result, the house features a central stair room, in which all rooms are easily accessible and results in the block based façade. The design also facilitates sun access to every room and effective ventilation. Each room also has visual access to the garden, allowing the occupants to feel the changes of each season.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

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Cite: "Bridged Living Space / TT Architects" 15 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/587924/bridged-living-space-tt-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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