'sunset villa' by TT architects
images © kei sugino
japanese firm TT architects have conceived 'sunset villa', an extension into the eastern side of a kurashiki house,
where it adjoins to the pre-existing main building. on the west-side of the block, there is a large and spread-out garden;
a centre-courtyard acting functionally as a deep-set eave. the layout surrounding the patio features a living room,
a bedroom and a workspace. acting as a buffer to the western sun, indirect glow filters the inter space,
resulting in a soft ambience.
the architects decided to set the courtyard into the building,
creating a vitrine-like space and effectively shading the living area.
a toplight in the roof of the courtyard provides extra light without glare,
while full-height glazing slides across to provide access outdoors.
the living area, workspace and master bedroom are arranged around the courtyard.
on the outside walls, sheets of galvanised steel overlap slightly to resemble shingle tiles.
you can see the sunset from the living area.
main living space
night view of work space
night view of bedroom