Architects: Architect Associates Tonoma
- Year: 2014
Photographs:Courtesy of tonoma
Text description provided by the architects. Close to Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, the site located in the old residential area made the construction a mountain 30 years ago. Since there is in a position where the residential area is in contact with the peaceful park in front of the eye, was oriented such houses which is part of the park and is also a part of the residential area.
Thus, it is placed in the direction in three unit comprising roof, wall, floor, by using the curve as between the natural and artificial as leading to the park, produced a continuity with the park. Units of these three in that face and by overlap, a closed space and open space is created in the house.The place has become living, kitchen , Japanese-style room,bedroom each.
In addition, the columns and beams of traditional wooden structure that was built in the same way as the surrounding House, results in the appearance,which is continuous with the surroundings, and typical spatial scale of Japan House.
In this way, this House considering the continuity of the residential area and the park plays a role of a node that has the attributes of both. In the interior, the roof of the generous curve, to be experienced as one perspective of the environment of the park environment and life.
Through the roof of the generous curve, the interior of the house, to be experienced as one perspective of the environment of the park and life. This experience occurs in the roof of the three. Combination of these experiences, feel continuously both external landscape and sequence of life.
It's a architectural that As if the house and the park are fused, like walking in the park which is contiguous shape of tree in the house