The idea of transmitting sunlight from the south side (on the right side of the picture) to the living room at the north end of the first floor is the “shape”. The vertical lattice is the courtyard. In winter, light from the south comes in along the single-stream roof and pours into the room on the north side of the first floor (left side of the picture) through the courtyard. It pours into the The south wing lets in light from the south from above the roof of the neighboring house through high side windows. The south wing is single-story and the north wing is two stories.
On the first floor, there is a concrete earthen floor with a solid foundation, a “human grinding” floor built on top of it, and It consists of three floor surfaces of different heights of plankboards made of chizu cedar.
The light that pours in through the courtyard casts a band of light on the first floor study.
Looking towards the water area from the wooden floorboards.
There is a patio deck, a black sharpening square, and a wooden board room on the first floor for the family to relax.
The warm colors of the frame (pillars and beams) made of chizu cedar, and the warm colors of concrete and steel are also used. The colors combine to wrap around the living space. The white wall is a ceramic structural surface material that cements the building’s exterior walls. The insulation wraps the building further out.
The field is loosely divided into a sharpening area and a ramp. Going down the slope, you can go through the storage furniture to the kitchen. The left side of storage furniture is made of plywood and the right side is made of translucent acrylic panels for lighting.
CH13: Evening view
Looking through the “Dohyo” from the stairs in the direction of “Itama”.
Step out onto the patio and look at the surrounding space; each place in the first floor living room surrounds the patio deck. You can see that the house is connected to the roof deck. If you look up, you can see that the courtyard is the center of the house.
View from the courtyard.
Storage Furniture 2
The storage furniture, which is a large lighting fixture that provides light for the living room at night, is made of thin pillars of the Chizu cedar and acrylic panels .
Courtyard Deck 01
If you open the grate outside, you can see the greenery of the broccoli field.
Courtyard Deck 02
When the lattice of the chizu cedar is closed, a soft space of privacy is created.
The water area and the living room are connected by a ramp made of human grinding (a material that is polished on site with stone grains).
Spiral staircase and atrium
Sunlight also pours in through the square vault of the staircase. The staircase was made entirely of steel.
A simple spiral staircase, made entirely of structural elements, gives movement to the place, along with a “Jintogi” ramp.
The second floor is connected to the rooftop deck. The steeply pitched, single-floor roof surface of the south wing provides a blindfolded effective and privacy. The floor was made of alternating red and white of Chizu cedar.
The area of the children’s room is small, but the sliding door, made of three layers of deciduous pine panels between the two rooms, can be opened. A horizontal window with a view to the north and a three-paneled counter table were also installed.
Please also see the previous page of CH13.
Photos of the model, meetings with the family, photos of the construction site, and scenes of the home are also posted.