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


entry
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interior
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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
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at night
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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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