The house is located in a rural area near Ise Bay. There are vast rice fields around the site. During rice planting season, the fields are bathed in water and in autumn, harvesting season gives fields a golden glow. The area is also subject to high rainfall and frequent flooding. The volume is elevated on a mound and rests on a green foundation. The site demanded a plan in which this foundation could protect the building from flooding and also allow the view of countryside to blend in harmoniously with green grass planted on the foundation.
The structure consists of double skin system of the main frame and a surface of aluminum panels. To reduce the amount of radiant heat in summer, west and south sides are designed without openings and the width of space in the double skin of walls and roof on west and south are wider. This system controls the circulation of warm air so that it rises through the inside of double skin and extracted through louvers. What we express here is a non-segmented form, in which the parts blend seamlessly with the whole by changing dimensions and angles parametrically for the same material. The external aluminum panes covering the volume vary to the louvers according to changes in size and gradual fragmentation. The angles, widths and lengths of panels are adjusted and louver aperture rations are determined according to the location of each room opening, loft opening, flue window and ventilation and air-conditioning outlets.
▼住宅采用了框架和铝板的双层表面结构，the structure consists of double skin system of the main frame and a surface of aluminum panels
▼庭院将光线和景观引入室内，the court brings light into the indoor spaces
▼通过改变尺寸和逐步碎片式的变化，体块外表面的铝制窗格变为百叶窗，the external aluminum panes covering the volume vary to the louvers according to changes in size and gradual fragmentation
▼表皮铝板和百叶窗，aluminium panels and louvers
The entire structure consists of two volumes of different sizes. The interior spaces are formed so that they connect with the exterior by the mutual displacement of volumes and by penetration of the horizontal and vertical voids. The void vertically penetrating the small volume on east faces children’s room and bathroom on the first floor and family room on the second floor. The horizontal void perpendicular to it is the first floor terrace connecting to dining room. Light, wind and landscape enter deeply into the building through these two voids.
▼东侧贯通空间连通一层的儿童房、洗手间和二层的家庭房，the east vertical void volume faces children’s room and bathroom on the first floor and family room on the second floor
The challenge of capturing rich exterior landscape within while also maintaining the autonomy of interior spaces is tackled by examining various methods available for providing openings to the house. When two steel doors in dining and entrance are opened, pastoral landscape bursts into the building through terrace extending to rice fields. Aspects of the countryside showing from season to season, natural lights shining in the void from above and also sounds of footsteps from paves gravel impact the void space with various aspects.
▼田园风光通过餐厅处延伸至稻田的露台涌入建筑内部， pastoral landscape at the dinning area bursts into the building through terrace extending to rice fields
From living room to family space, soft light from a long slit of the roof engulfs the internal space. An expressive atmosphere is created by the changing of light intensity according to the change of sunlight and passage of time. An abstract external courtyard between aluminum panels can be viewed from family space.
▼一条位于起居室到家庭空间屋顶上的狭长缝隙让柔和光线笼罩着整个室内空间，from living room to family space, soft light from a long slit of the roof engulfs the internal space
A disproportionate amount of lighting is placed on interior walls on west. The lights appear as countless segmented streams, and by randomly fragmenting the light, the non-uniformity further amplified the sense of fluidity and abstractness in the space producing a space with an expressive dramatic feel.
▼住宅西侧内墙上按照非对称方式布置的照明设施，a disproportionate amount of lighting is placed on interior walls on west
▼住宅夜景，night view of the house
▼东侧立面夜景，night scene of the east facade
▼铝板形成的抽象外部庭院，an abstract external courtyard between aluminum panels
▼一层平面，first floor plan
▼二层平面，second floor plan
▼东立面与西立面，east elevation and west elevation
▼北立面和南立面，north elevation and south elevation
Project name: Parametric Fragments
Design: Takashi Yamaguchi & associates
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Design year : 2008-2009
Completion Year : 2011
Leader designer: Jun Murata
Project location: Mie, Japan
Gross Built Area: 300㎡
Photo credits: Jun Murata