This house is planned on a site where there are beautiful views of the country side. The request from the client was for the creation of intimacy, but with a large living area.
▼乡村环境，the rural context
The exterior is designed as a monumental form so that it can be seem to be a new addition to the countryside scenery.
I created a centripetal plan where each room is connected through a corridor from the multi-level living area. Around the corridor, walls, which have different textures and shapes, make a sequence inside the space.
▼墙壁呈现出不同的肌理和形状，walls with different textures and shapes
▼客厅楼梯，stair from the living room
The walls and spaces are highlighted by natural, indirect light, so your eyes are drawn to, and focus on, the interior: by the basic processes of manipulating and controlling “light” and “views”, I tried to make the inside space more intimate and deeper.
▼景观庭院带来自然的漫射光，the natural, indirect light brought by the landscaped
Rather than doing large gestures of acrobatic space composition, I have instead created what I feel is a space that represents the unusual, by doing small and poetic movements that control light and the viewers eyes.
▼墙面肌理，the textured wall
▼室内细部，interior detailed view
▼和室入口，entrance to the Japanese room
▼和室内部，Japanese room interior
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
Architects: FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects
Construction Year: 2011
Photographs: Takumi Ota