Award-winning Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects have designed this homey residence for a family of three. The whole place presents a very welcoming atmosphere with its open space and interiors that allow lots of light and air.
Description by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects:
People have good relationship and make the usual greetings over the gardens and come to see stepping over the stone fences in this area. In there we designed the house which is enveloped and connected to surroundings. This house is not so much just a box as an enclosure. In some place the enclosure plays a role as exterior wall having an entrance, in other place as the stone fence having view to surroundings. The interior walls spread radially in the deformed enclosure. The family will live with irregular distance getting together, falling away and getting behind in that radiated walls. This radiated walls supporting big roof make different size of void and make the enveloped space with arch opening in the center of house. The slope of big roof and the deformed enclosure accentuate space of perspective. We can have the view point of spreading from the center at the same time leading to the center. We intended to design the house in which the life is enveloped and connected to the surroundings by the composition of enclosure and division.
Photos by Fumihiko Ikemoto via thisispaper