roote angles two-storey family residence on an inclined plot in japan roote angles two-storey family residence on an inclined plot in japan
apr 08, 2015

roote angles two-storey family residence on an inclined plot in japan

roote angles two-storey family residence on an inclined plot in japan
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positioned on an inclined tract in the japanese city of fukuoka, roote architects has completed a timber-clad family residence. negotiating a four meter change in elevation, ‘N house’ measures 16 meters in width, maximizing the full dimensions of the site. the clients, a married couple with two daughters, required a two-storey home, which also included a wide private garden to entertain guests, and provide recreational space for the two younger children.

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the property is accessed from the adjacent street through a large wooden door

 

 

 

the property is accessed from the adjacent street through a large wooden door that leads into combined kitchen, dining and living accommodation. above, at an elevated level, the master bedroom adjoins a small study area that overlooks the kitchen below. the children’s bedroom is found at the home’s lower storey, while a tatami room affords a view of another area of greenery contained at the rear of the plot.

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
the home negotiates a four meter change in elevation

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
the residence maximizes the full dimensions of the site

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
combined kitchen and dining accommodation

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
brightly lit living space

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
the master bedroom adjoins a small study area that overlooks the kitchen below

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
the children’s bedroom is found at the home’s lower storey

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
a tatami room affords a view of an area of secluded greenery

roote architects N house fukuoka japan designboom
a private garden at the rear of the house is used to entertain guests

  • Wow! Where is the guest room, I’m ready.

    John marlon says:

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