suzuki takamasa makes mild the protagonist
Skylights and thoroughly positioned voids carry tender mild into each nook of ‘House in Chikusa’ in japanese Nagoya, Japan. Realized by Suzuki Takamasa Architects for a household of 4, the 2 story dwelling is designed to make sure privateness from neighbors whereas giving every household their very own house.
‘We aimed to create a comfortable home where you can choose the area and distance of your family while taking in light, wind, and scenery,’ says the architect.
photographs by ToLoLo Studio
From the road elevation, House in Chikusa seems like a pair of stable gray volumes, one in all which is about again from the opposite. What you may’t see from the road is that the constructing is definitely composed of 5 containers organized round a U-shaped flooring plan.
Once inside, the introverted residence opens as much as a southern courtyard that connects to an open plan kitchen, residing and eating house. This social coronary heart of the house is raised by three steps because of the sloping ‘microtopography’ of the location. ‘It is not a height difference that allows you to get a view, but rather a conservative claim to the beginning of the hill that stretches behind you’, explains Suzuki Takamasa Architects. The remainder of this system includes a two-car storage, a interest room, a japanese room, and 4 bedrooms, a library and second residing house on the second flooring.
the constructing consists of 5 containers
The key ingredient of this undertaking is the way in which Suzuki Takamasa Architects has crafted pure mild into the house. Each of the 5 volumes is topped with a beneficiant skylight and a chimney-like roof, which was formed to keep away from extreme photo voltaic acquire. Five voids have additionally been deliberate via the part to permit pure mild from the roof lanterns to achieve the primary flooring under. The high mild creates a play of sunshine and shadow all through the home that modifications in accordance with the time, season, and climate, including depth to the continual house. The architect’s concept is that the completely different atmospheres and shades of sunshine create numerous areas to inhabit.
‘We want each family member to seek comfort according to their daily life and enjoy various situations in the complex shades of light,’ continues the architect. ‘I hope that it will be a place full of scenery that will be engraved in my heart as a place for family life that changes in various ways over time.’
the u-shaped flooring plan is wrapped round an internal courtyard
the two-car storage connects to the courtyard
the residing space
nicely positioned voids carry mild to the primary flooring under
identify: House in Chikusa
location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
structure: Suzuki Takamasa Architects
pictures: ToLoLo Studio