nks architects: house VI with semi detached gallery and pottery studio
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nov 13, 2012
nks architects: house VI with semi detached gallery and pottery studio


‘house VI’ by nks architects, fukuoka, japan
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 

japanese practice nks architects has completed ‘house VI’ outside of fukuoka for an artistic family with open minds, who wanted a connected
series of spaces while still maintaining privacy from the outside world. the V-shaped volume functions as the residence with a semi-detached
gallery and pottery studio space that can spill out through one of the various large openings into the central courtyard space. the interior of the
long fluid space is column-less and is separated by mobile rice paper walls that can be repositioned at any time. a thick curved glulam beam ties
the repetitive timber frame structure together, resting on shear walls whose loads are transferred into individual concrete footings. diagonally
fixed cedar planks provide lateral bracing with a redundant roof joist system clad in angled metal panels, with a poured-in-place exposed concrete
floor ties the foundation together, floating off the ground. the exterior wood veneer consists of vertically oriented black panels with slender vertical
strip windows contrasting the inner lighter hues. the work area and living area are connected through glass bridges that carry through the interior
wall as an opening, guiding views to the exterior.

 

 


street view, residence on the left, studio on the right
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


black wood facade
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


long fluid space in a V shape
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


pottery studio
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


all wood interior provides warmth and reduces the cost of finishes
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


pottery gallery space
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


rice paper walls
image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


image © toshihisa ishii

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