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

tanaka akinari kenchiku design office: kokura tanaka house

‘kokura tanaka house’ by tanaka akinari kenchiku design office, kitakyushu, fukuoka, japanall 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 structuremakes 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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