Sunday, September 12, 2010

Usuki House / Tonoma

© Hiroshi Murata
Architects: Architect Associates Tonoma
Location: Hyougo, Japan
Site Area: 297.69 sqm
Building Area: 115.69 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Hiroshi Murata

In the site, the shape becomes the semicircle shape in the neighbor of the main building. It was necessary to build the new house in consideration of a main building and a small barn. Therefore I regarded the residence of a main building and the barn, and posted the volume of the south side and the slippage volume which went in the shape of the hemicycle of the north side.

floor plans

As a result, a remaining site becomes the garden, and the appearance with various expressions is formed.

About the planning, I distribute each room by the volumes that I arranged aside and slippage, and the intersecting part becomes the lighting window.

© Hiroshi Murata

At first, when I enter at the entrance hall of the south side, gentle light come in the corridor which I bent. Through a western opening, therefore Impressive space is born. There is a tokonoma of the south side and courtyard of the north side in a Japanese-style room of the entrance west, and there is Living that a family lives in of the entrance east.Living and Dining becomes the characteristic space by placement of the volume.They are just divided into living and dining in a bending part.

The lighting takes it in the south side and the southeastern side in front of the kitchen from a big window, and the morning sun comes in in dining in the breakfast, and the wife can watch a garden of the southeast side while working in a kitchen.

© Hiroshi Murata

The second floor changes the first floor’s impressions.
I establish the balcony through the two volumes and arrange the nursery of the south side and the master bedroom of the north side. As a result, inside space and remaining outside space formed by the condition of the site and placement of two volume bring about the slow relations of the family.
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