The site is located along a highway with large volume of traffic. A field expands around the site that is adjacent to the concrete factory run by the client, and a traditional Japanese house where the parents reside. Because the environment gives somewhat mixed-up impression, a house was sought that would produce visual expansion while blocking eyes from surroundings.
▼住宅及周边环境，the house in its context
Thus, I planned a house that aligns its axis with the north side where you can obtain the widest view, while laying out the spaces that have their own extensity from the entrance through the backmost terrace. The recess of the symmetric façade composed of the volumes is made into the entrance. The thick and heavy wall positioned at the center adds more sense of depth. It also plays a role of “Eye Stop” that keeps eyes outside from easily coming through.
▼建筑外观，一座厚实的墙壁竖立在入口中央，exterior view: a thick and heavy wall is positioned at the center of the entrance
▼一座能够在延展视觉的同时保证私密性的住宅，a house that would produce visual expansion while blocking eyes from surroundings
When entering the hall, the space created by the tall volumes welcomes guests with watery light from the top light. The space is divided by seamless glass sidewalls, which give a perspective effect to visibility of the space beyond. The two rough-textured walls have been provided to give special direction and weighty impression, as well as to make the space in between as a passage to the living room. In the passage, a door has been positioned that can be flexibly opened/closed to develop diverse space experiences.
▼两面粗犷的高墙带来特殊的指引感和重量感，在中间形成一条通往客厅的通道，two rough-textured walls have been provided to give special direction and weighty impression, as well as to make the space in between as a passage to the living room
The living and dining spaces that are connected with each other are encompassed within a large volume embraced by the space. An attempt has been made to segment the space by differentiating ceiling height and floor level. At the same time, the light from a carefully-planned opening has produced changing shadow and texture, and created a deep space.
▼从客厅望向入口，view to the entrance from the living room
▼客厅，精心设置的窗户强化了空间的深度，living room: a carefully-planned opening has created a deep space
▼餐厅和厨房，dinging room and kitchen
▼变化的天花板高度和地面高度起到了分割空间的作用，an attempt has been made to segment the space by differentiating ceiling height and floor level
▼从客厅望向室外平台，view to the open space that is connected with the living room
At the end of the area continued from the entrance, I wanted to realize an open space that incorporates scenes or lights. Therefore, I laid out a room that can be used as an extension of living room, and provided a terrace that surrounds the room. The tiles that are used for the room are also used for the terrace to produce expanding feel while enhancing continuity between inside and outside of the room. Through the glass wall at the north side, you can enjoy the view clipped out by the horizontal line of the wall, making the house impression far richer.
▼视野优美且光线充裕的室外开放空间，the open space that incorporates scenes or lights at the end of the area
The sequence of spaces, which are unrolled along the axis, generates comfortable tranquility that gives exquisite aesthetics to daily life.
▼开放空间外围的露台， the terrace that surrounds the room
▼入口空间细部，detailed view of the entrance
Architects: FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects
Construction Year: 2019
Photographs: Norihito Yamauchi, Yoshihiro Asada