Kumano-cho is the traditional brush production region in Hiroshima, Japan. “Weekend house in Kumano-cho” is the privacy-conscious weekend house for the old family. Therefore, it does not have large southern windows near the neighboring house, while Japanese houses are usually open to the south side.
▼建筑颇有传统日式住宅的风度，the building embodied the traditional Japanese style
Instead of southern windows, “Ring of stone floor” and “Diagonal pass” make the interior space and the exterior garden come together to active the open atmosphere. Four “Diagonal pass” which are lined on the corners of rooms come through “Ring of stone floor” made of traditional materials for brushes and calligraphy. These human scale design approaches are developed from the idea of Japanese traditional houses.
▼石板砌成的环廊让室内充满自然光，the stone ring introducing natural light
▼角窗引入庭院景观，the corner window with view of outdoor landscape
▼对角线通廊让室内变得凉爽宜人，the diagonal pass lending wind into the room
location: Hiroshima, Japan
project year: 2017
site area: 1215.26 m2
building area: 99.65 m2
total floor area: 87.78 m2
architect: Araki+Sasaki architects
structure: Akira Suzuki / ASA