masao yahagi architects: house of coast work tsuyazaki
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may 30, 2012
masao yahagi architects: house of coast work tsuyazaki

‘house of coast work tsuyazaki’ by masao yahagi architects, fukuoka, japan
image © koichi torimura
all images courtesy of masao yahagi architects




japanese firm masao yahagi architects have recently completed ‘house of coast work tsuyazaki’, a residence and artist’s studio within the seaside town of tsuyazaki in the fukuoka perfecture of japan. the couple required a structure with individual workshop spaces for both a molding artist and graphic designer. a spacious internal volume with full-height ceilings accommodates the creation of their large-scale projects.


the facade is comprised of vertical segments with a double curvature starting at the midpoint to warp inward and outward. spanning the length of the building, the series of twisting elements form windows within the voids generated by the uniform deformations and are protected beneath the roofline. inside, a soft illumination is produced to support the artworks of the wife. artificial lighting emanating from the interior reveals the elevation’s curving surface at night.

twisting facade creates penetrations within the voids
image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

image © koichi torimura

view of twisting facade from the interior
image © koichi torimura

ground level activity room
image © koichi torimura

view towards the dressing room
image © koichi torimura

at dusk
image © koichi torimura

at night
image © koichi torimura

facade illuminated from the interior at night
image © koichi torimura

floor plan / level 0
0. street
1. freespace
2. activity room 1
3. activity room 2
4. restroom

floor plan / level 1
5. freespace
6. dining kitchen
7. dressing room
8. bathroom
9. restroom
10. master bedroom
11. balcony




project info:


design company: masao yahagi architects
project name: house of coast work tsuyazaki
project completion time: 2012
project location: fukuoka, japan
project materials: wooden built
site area: 276.03 m2
building area: 138.23 m2
first floor area: 103.50 m2
second floor area: 70.41 m2
architectural volume: 173.91 m2

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