atelier cube: house in amagi
atelier cube: house in amagi atelier cube: house in amagi
jul 18, 2012

atelier cube: house in amagi

‘house in amagi’ by atelier cube, fukuoka, japan image © toshiyuki yano all images courtesy of atelier cube

japanese firm atelier cube has recently completed the ‘house in amagi’, a single-family detached home in fukuoka, japan. bordered by several cherry trees, the owner desired an atmosphere which encouraged enjoyment of these garden elements from each room inside the dwelling. an unsystematic grid creates a strategic arrangement of internal partitions to divide the volume into spaces. window cut-outs within each wall allow for unobstructed views to windows on opposing sides of the structure from the furthest distance within the volume.

the residents may move a chair throughout the interior between their favorite spots similar to the free circulation which could occur outdoors within a yard. projecting from the floor plan, a lip has been retained beneath the rectilinear voids creating a support for shelves to hold plants or double as impromptu seating for children.

image © toshiyuki yano

view towards the kitchen image © toshiyuki yano

view of the kitchen from the bathroom image © toshiyuki yano

view towards the bathroom from the kitchen image © toshiyuki yano

image © toshiyuki yano

image © toshiyuki yano

images © toshiyuki yano

exterior image © toshiyuki yano

floor plan / level 0




project info:

project name: house in amagi location of site: fukuoka japan site area: 267.34m2 building area: 82.81m2 total floor area: 82.81m2 structure: wood structure program: residence project by: atelier cube principal designer: masahiro kiyohara , yuka matsuyama structural engineers: sugimura structural engineers main contractor: chikuba construction design period: mar. 2009 – nov. 2010 construction period: dec. 2010 – jun. 2011

  • if i had that i’ll fall down every single morning.

    chab says:
  • Outdoor-to-doma-to-room-to-room-to-room-to-doma-to-outdoor. purist!

    atelier 8 says:
  • the traditional corridor-linked-rooms is eliminated through the adjustments in sizes of each connecting space.

    nice says:
  • how long do you think it will take before we see a comment on here from the HC access. crowd?

    WAOCW says:
  • horrible!

    sandraka says:
  • i love it! the very nice spacial concept!
    but why are the barriers to the neighbor spaces?

    zeronergy says:
  • The best thing about the exterior shot is the sky above it. Picture it on a grey day. As for the inside………can anybody really live with just one chair, one stool and one flower pot.

    Sparky says:

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