agui house by ALTS design office features sheltered terrace agui house by ALTS design office features sheltered terrace
feb 26, 2014

agui house by ALTS design office features sheltered terrace

agui house by ALTS design office features sheltered terrace
all images courtesy of ALTS design office

 

 

 

situated in a suburban area of aichi, japan, ‘agui house’ blurs boundaries between internal and external space in order to establish a comfortable and flexible family home. completed by ALTS design office, the property utilizes an ‘engawa’ a sheltered terrace positioned under the structure’s eaves that is commonly found in japanese architecture. this versatile space allows occupants to enjoy outdoor living during warmer months with views looking out across the neighborhood. internally, clearly defined volumes are clad in various shades of timber, complemented by contrasting dark detailing. primary living accommodation is housed at the ground floor, while a children’s room with a balcony is found at the upper level of the property.

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the home is situated in a residential area of aichi, japan

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the property utilizes a sheltered terrace positioned under the structure’s eaves

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the versatile space allows occupants to enjoy outdoor living during warmer months

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clearly defined volumes are clad in various shades of timber

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the use of wood is complemented by contrasting dark detailing

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the building forms a comfortable and flexible family home

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‘agui house’ illuminated at night

 

 

project info:

 

name: agui house
architects: alts design office
team: sumiou mizumoto / yoshitaka kuga
construction: timber
number of stories: 2
gross area: 120.90 sqm
location: aichi, japan
completed: february, 2014

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