gabled forms continue inside hazukashi house by ALTS design office
all images courtesy of ALTS design office

 

 

 

japanese practice ALTS design office has completed ‘hazukashi house’, a property located in a residential neighborhood of suburban kyoto. positioned on a typically small plot of land, the design is centered around a communal dining area placed at the heart of the family home.

 

the gabled form of the dwelling’s façade is referenced repeatedly inside the residence, with various apertures and doorways mimicking the shape of the external elevation. internally, the two-storey structure is clad in timber, with an open wooden stairway connecting the home’s ground level living quarters with the bedroom and study situated at the upper storey. carefully placed openings in the building’s envelope ensure that the house remains brightly and naturally lit throughout the year.

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the property is located in a residential neighborhood of suburban kyoto

alts design office hazukashi house designboom
gabled forms are referenced repeatedly inside the home

alts design office hazukashi house designboom
the design is centered around a communal dining area placed at the heart of the dwelling

alts design office hazukashi house designboom
various apertures and doorways mimic the shape of the building’s elevation

alts design office hazukashi house designboom
a desk and study area inside the property

alts design office hazukashi house designboom
bringing the family together, the design allows for congregation within the home

alts design office hazukashi house designboom
the kitchen is found at ground floor level

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the gabled façade of ‘hazukashi house’ presented to the surrounding neighborhood

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

project name: hazukashi house
architects: alts design office
architects member: sumiou mizumoto / yoshitaka kuga
location: kyoto, japan
construction: timber
number of storeys: 2
gross area: 93.45 sqm
completed: march, 2014