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Sumikiri House / y+M design office

  • 00:00 - 28 October, 2010
Sumikiri House / y+M design office
Sumikiri House / y+M design office, Courtesy of  y+mdo
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Amagasaki, Japan
  • Architect

    y+Mdo
  • Project Architect

    Masahiro Miyake
  • Project Manager

    Hidemasa Yoshimoto
  • Area

    0.0 m2

Text description provided by the architects. The Sumikiri House is located within a residential neighborhood where there are existing older tenement houses in Amagasaki-City, Hyogo-Pref, Japan. The existing fabric of the neighborhood consists of narrow roadways,  about 4 meters, and dense housing with limited poor views.  The house is located on a corner lot, and with the idea to maximize the lot the architects created a design that incorporated a lot of natural light and joyfulness for the family.

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In the Sumikiri House the plan at ground level has its corner removed, appropriate to its name which means corner cutoff in Japanese,  creating a garage space and a more open feel to the narrow lot.

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A plain-woven iron grating on the façade of the house suspends out of the the missing corner and creates an interesting mix of transparency and privacy.  Although the grating works as a partition, it provide a brightness and a perspective with inside the room where is not large.

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Sumikiri House achieves a moderate distance and relation between the client and their neighbors. The design of the corner cutoff and plain-woven grating achieves both transparency of perspective visibility and secured privacy in addition efficiently utilizing the narrow lot.

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Cite: "Sumikiri House / y+M design office" 28 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/84535/sumikiri-house-ymdo/> ISSN 0719-8884
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