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  7. House in Okazaki / Kazuki Moroe Architects

House in Okazaki / Kazuki Moroe Architects

  • 19:00 - 23 September, 2015
House in Okazaki / Kazuki Moroe Architects
House in Okazaki / Kazuki Moroe Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Kai Nakamura + 19

  • Structural Engineer

    Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • General Contractor

    Maruhei Kensetsu Co., Ltd
  • Garden Design

    Yasutoshi Sakurai, Sakurai Zoukeisha
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Hiroshi Tanigawa
© Hiroshi Tanigawa

Text description provided by the architects. There is a stream on the south side of the site, cherry trees are lined along the bank. There was a retaining wall of tuff between the road and the site. I wanted to make the topography of such steps continue to the house. The resident is an old married couple and son. The first floor is wide to allow all of the life of the couple. By lifting the floor of the second floor a little, light is taken in center of the 1st floor often becomes dark.

© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura
Section
Section
© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

You can exchange of gaze from the gap of the floor, can keep the relationship between people. Furthermore, lifting Staircase roof of the center, it functions as the ventilation tower. Some stainless boards are attached on the outer walls, and some mirrors are attached on the inner walls. The green of a garden is reflected in the stainless steel boards and the mirrors. The space is expanded like trompe l'oeil. By having various depth which range from the urban scale such as bank and retaining wall to life scale such as inside a small window and mirrors, I wanted to achieve transparency suitable for the house.

© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

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Cite: "House in Okazaki / Kazuki Moroe Architects" 23 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773867/house-in-okazaki-kazuki-moroe-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884