Across the street from the site, there is a pond, surrounded by diverse foliage.
The house is built in a residential district, with plenty of nature and trees.
Because fishermen visit the pond every day at unspecified times, we were asked to design a house which respects privacy and security, while considering natural light and ventilation.
There, a courtyard was installed in the first floor, and an extended balcony from the second floor children’s bedroom.
We aimed for a plan which incorporates wind and light, without compromising the privacy of the residents.
Additionally, in response to the request for
“bookshelves—in many places,”
bookshelves were installed in hallways and stairs—which might otherwise become simple transitional thresholds.
Through this operation, spaces for reading and gathering were generated.
The parking space, partially exposed to the exterior, has a gate attached to the entrance, so that small children will be protected from street accidents.
The residence respects the need for safe accommodations and pleasant living.
Once created, architecture has significant influence on townscape,
surrounding people as well as the environment, regardless of its background.
It will remain on that ground for decades
whether it blends into the location or not, or if it’s treasured.
No just design or capabilities, but focus on various architectural essence.
Timeless longevity endeared for years, and guarding people’s lives…
this is the concept we pursue.