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tanaka akinari kenchiku design office: kokura tanaka house
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nov 22, 2012
tanaka akinari kenchiku design office: kokura tanaka house


‘kokura tanaka house’ by tanaka akinari kenchiku design office, kitakyushu, fukuoka, japan
all images courtesy of akinari tanaka kenchiku design office

 

 

skewed from the grid of kitakyushu in the fukuoka prefecture of japan, the ’kokura tanaka house’ was discovered by our friends at JA+U and is designed
by tokyo-based practice tanaka akinari kenchiku design office. positioned upon a square plot bound by detached houses, the a single-storey structure
makes the most of its tight site by rotating the dwelling on an axis to form four triangular gardens around the periphery. the perimeter enclosure is a combination
of wood partitions to offer surfaces for storage and sliding glass doors which open to the outdoor courtyards with green areas and dry gardens.

 
the triangle motif is continued inside by criss-crossing the home with two load-bearing concrete block walls. spanning between the home’s four corners,
the living spaces are placed within resulting triangulated quadrants.  primary spaces include a living room, dining area + kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom
with storage. inhabitants may climb between a lofted floor and built-in ladder to reach a skylight and access the roof.

 

 


living room

 

 


kitchen

 

 


kitchen, dining and living area

 

 


plywood conceals and reveals utilitarian components

 

 


staggered loft

 

 


climbing ladder to skylight

 

 


roof access from skylight

 

 


view from garden

 

 


at dusk

 

 


sliding doors open to terrace

 

 


acute corner of home

 

 


view from terrace

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


section

 

 


light, wind, sight-line and circulation diagram

 

 


air conditioning diagram

 

 

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