nakahira architects articulates villa ito around external courtyard nakahira architects articulates villa ito around external courtyard
apr 10, 2014

nakahira architects articulates villa ito around external courtyard

nakahira architects articulates villa ito around external courtyard
photo © ken’ichi suzuki
all images courtesy of nakahira architects

 

 

 

located near the coast in central japan, ‘villa ito’ is a residential dwelling completed by local practice nakahira architects. the brief called for a property that was centered around an external courtyard, allowing a close relationship to be formed with the natural environment. the design takes into consideration the height of the surrounding trees, offering the home’s inhabitants a degree of privacy.

 

the outdoor area is as wide as the indoor living accommodation, helping dissolve the boundary between internal and external space. brightly lit open-plan volumes connect the property with a kitchen, living room and workshop at ground floor level. above, a bedroom offers views out across the tree-lined courtyard.

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the residential dwelling has been completed by local practice nakahira architects
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects villa ito designboom
the brief called for a property that was centered around an external courtyard
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects villa ito designboom
the design takes into consideration the height of the surrounding trees
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects villa ito designboom
the outdoor area is as wide as the indoor living accommodation
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects villa ito designboom
internal volumes are brightly lit throughout
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects villa ito designboom
the design allows the dwelling to form a close relationship with nature
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects villa ito designboom
a bedroom offers views out across the tree-lined courtyard
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects villa ito designboom
the central courtyard of ‘villa ito’
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

architects: nakahira architects / masaru nakahira
location: shima, mie, japan
construction: timber
number of storeys: 2
gross area: 126.45 sqm

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