- Kichi Architectural Design
locationTsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Text description provided by the architects. The façade creates the image of three overlapping circles rising up from the expansive lawn. A refreshing energy seems to ripple outward across the lawn. The interior blends a tatami-floored Japanese space with a modern-vintage space. The white walls surrounding the indoor space maintains privacy while allowing for plenty of sunlight.
- What was the brief and who is the client?
A 30 year old generation married couple and 3 children
- Can you tell me about the shape of the house?
A facade imagined the threefold circle which floats on the surface of a river.
- Can you tell me about the name, it is called Circle House but made from three rectangular floors?
The outside circle is a wall most. The 2nd circle is a wall in the balcony on the 2nd floor. The 3rd circle is a wall in a flat roof. This building is 2 story. What materials did you use throughout? I gave an outer wall a coat of 2 colors of paint on the mortar.(Transparency and white) A wooden board was stuck on the part of the outer wall. Where is the property located? What part of Japan? Tsukuba City is the place to take one hour drive from Tokyo. The Tsukuba, there are a lot of laboratories and universities. It is a town that city and country are mixed. This house is situated in a location that it takes 10 minutes by car from the center of Tsukuba City. What type of wood is used on the outside of the house? How is it made black?
Outer wall of the timber is Western Red Cedar. This wood has the fire performance and antiseptic performance. Black paint is a natural paint for external. What are the floors made from inside the house? First floor of the floor is oak. Second floor of the floor is pine. Natural paints have been painted on the floor material. What type of metal did you use for the kitchen units and benches? Framework of the kitchen is wooden. Mortar has been painted on the surface. Cooking work part was paste the stainless. Bench is made of teak from Indonesia.