florian busch architects: house that opens up to its inside
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jan 24, 2013
florian busch architects: house that opens up to its inside


‘house that opens up to its inside’ by florian busch architects, chiba, japan
all images courtesy of florian busch architects

 

 

commissioned by a local construction company to build a low-cost house that would hold a competitive edge against those of the contractors who
build around 90% of the suburbs. the case-study ‘house opens up to its inside,’ offering a new perspective on the archetypal dwellings that sprout
up in every environment. in response to the growing issues in suburban density, where homeowners are constructing up to the edge of property line
to maximize floor area, the garden is becoming an afterthought that occupies the unwanted or forgotten fragments of spaces in between.
japanese firm florian busch architects envisions the house of the future to contain a central courtyard surrounded by two alternating U-shaped volumes
that share the garden space. in preparing for the eventual neighboring structures that will surely make use of all the space available up until the plot
line, the case study first defines its parameters and defends its borders, allowing the porosity of the internal areas to create a private oasis that remains
open, allowing the free movement of air and ventilation through the residence.  the opposed stacked masses create a dynamic flow of circulation around the
garden, through a sequence of spaces that vary in elevation with respect to the ground plane.

 

 


view form the currently empty neighboring lots

 

 


entry under the top volume, through the garden

 

 


central garden

 

 


view into the garden

 

 


natural wood stairs

 

 


kitchen and dining room

 

 


inhabitable stairs lead to the elevated volume

 

 


caption

 

 

 

 


curtains provide visual privacy

 

 


bedroom

 

 


central courtyard

 

 


solid wooden facade

 

 

 

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


section

 

 


section

 

 


elevation

 

 


elevation

 

 


concept diagram

 

 


model

 

 

project info:

 

 

project team: florian busch architects: florian busch, sachiko miyazaki, momoyo yamawaki
structural engineering: asa (akira suzuki, yosuke kimura)
textile design: yoko ando
contractor: sudo corp., chiba
client: sudo corp., chiba
gross floor area: 140m² + 12m² terrace
structure: timber frame construction

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