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LEVEL architects: house with slide
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feb 23, 2011
LEVEL architects: house with slide


‘house with slide’ by level architects
all images courtesy level architects

 

 


yokohama-based atelier level architects has completed ‘house with slide’, a three-storey family residence that features a continuous circulation route
that utilizes both stairs and the playground equipment. circumscribing the volume of the house, the playful layout places the living spaces at the core
of the house with a number of access points along the course.

 

 


living area on the second level

 

 


since the circulation is placed at the outer edge of the design, the interior is largely lit using vertical openings in the roof.
a centrally-placed courtyard with sliding glass doors illuminate the living room with natural daylight while creating a small play area
for the children of the house. rounded corners of the layout encourages the light to wash around edges to further light the space.

 

 


slide exit into the living space

 



(left) stairs up to the top of the slide
(right) slide

 

 


third floor hall way connecting the stairs and slide

 



living room with light courtyard

 



(left) light courtyard
(right) washroom with roof light

 


entrance and slide exit to the right

 



(left) library
(right) slide and hallway

 

 


exterior

 

 


circulation diagram

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