yaita and associates unites residential property with natural environment yaita and associates unites residential property with natural environment
jul 22, 2014

yaita and associates unites residential property with natural environment


yaita and associates unites residential property with natural environment
photo by shigeo ogawa
all images courtesy of yaita associates

 

 

 

twenty kilometers to the west of tokyo, japanese practice yaita and associates has built a residential property that establishes a close relationship with its natural environment. the entire region was conceived 90 years ago as a planned garden city, positioned atop a lushly vegetated hill.

 

in order to maximize the site’s spatial characteristics, ‘house for green, breeze and light’ utilizes carefully placed apertures that provide the dwelling’s occupants with direct views of nature. a long vertical slit, that stretches across both storeys of the property, also allows constant ventilation and pleasant internal breezes.

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
carefully placed apertures ensure direct views of nature
photo by shigeo ogawa

 

 

 

the ground floor is surrounded by an L-shaped wall that forms a garden enclosure between the partition and the home. stairs lead upwards to the dwelling’s primary living accommodation which features a curved storage unit positioned in front of an elongated window. at the plan’s uppermost level a large master bedroom features a decorated folding-screen door, with an adjoining balcony offering further external views of the property’s green surroundings.

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
an L-shaped wall forms a garden enclosure between the partition and the home
photos by shigeo ogawa

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
stairs lead upwards to the dwelling’s primary living accommodation
photo by shigeo ogawa

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
a curved storage unit is positioned in front of an elongated window
photo by shigeo ogawa

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
an elongated window provides expansive external views
photos by shigeo ogawa

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
an adjoining balcony offers further views of the property’s green surroundings
photo by shigeo ogawa

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
the large master bedroom features a decorated folding-screen door
photo by yaita and associates

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
(left) stairs leading the the intermediate level of the home
(right) the terrace which adjoins the master bedroom
photos by shigeo ogawa

yaita associates house for green breeze and light japan designboom
the view from the upper level balcony
photo by yaita and associates

 

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