masahiko sato of architect show elevates Y2 house masahiko sato of architect show elevates Y2 house
sep 09, 2012

masahiko sato of architect show elevates Y2 house

masahiko sato of architect show elevates Y2 house image © toshihisa ishiiall images courtesy of masahiko sato

 

 

 

situated along route 204 in sasebo-city, japan is ‘Y2 house’ designed by masahiko sato / architect show. conceived for a grandmother and her grandchild, the site sees the placement of two homes that have been designed in such a way that the volumes appear as a singular structure.

approach from the streetimage © toshihisa ishii

 

 

 

the grandmother’s house consists of one-storey, while her grandchild occupies a building of two-storeys that is situated on the east side of the property. this positioning allows the latter to be naturally ventilated and filled with sunlight that comes from the southeast, via long slender window slits that run vertically and horizontally along the façades. 

wooden louvers as screening elements from direct light and viewsimage © toshihisa ishii

 

 

 

from the road, the two homes are emphasized by a horizontal connection via louvers and a retaining wall and are separated by an elevation of 2.3 meters.

front view defined by louvers and a retaining wallimage © toshihisa ishii

 

 

atrium space filled with lightimage © toshihisa ishii

 

ground floor view of the lofted spaceimage © toshihisa ishii

 

slender rectangular windows run horizontally and vertically along the façadesimage © toshihisa ishii

 

tatami floors line a small alcove in the living spaceimage © toshihisa ishii

 

dining and kitchen areaimage © toshihisa ishii

 

view into the living room from the dining/kitchen areaimage © toshihisa ishii

 

stairwayimage © toshihisa ishii

 

the interior at duskimage © toshihisa ishii

 

the windows add an element of abstractionimage © toshihisa ishii

 

the elevated volume by nightimage © toshihisa ishii

 

front viewimage © toshihisa ishii

 

‘Y2 house’ in its neighbourhood contextimage © toshihisa ishii

 

floor planimage © toshihisa ishii

 

 

floor planimage © toshihisa ishii

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