container design arranges family home in japan around indoor courtyard
 
container design arranges family home in japan around indoor courtyard
jan 23, 2015

container design arranges family home in japan around indoor courtyard

container design arranges family home in japan around indoor courtyard
all images courtesy of container design

 

 

 

designed by takanobu kishimoto of japanese practice container design, this two storey dwelling in yamaguchi has been conceived as an extension of the client’s adjacent family home. the structure, which is situated on a busy road, serves as a barrier to the passing street, allowing the family’s young children to safely play outdoors.

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the project serves as an extension of the client’s adjacent family home

 

 

 

externally, the residence is topped with a large open gable roof made from galvanized steel. the scheme’s primary façade is punctured with two arched openings, a characteristic motif that continues inside the home. internally, the property is organized around central courtyard, where a prominent stairway leads to the upper storey of the plan. at ground level, living and dining accommodation is complemented with a series of additional versatile volumes.

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the property is organized around central courtyard

container design country in kudamatsu yamaguchi japan designboom
the kitchen leads directly to an external terrace

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living and dining accommodation is found at ground floor level

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the view from the top of the central staircase

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the prominent steps lead to the upper storey of the plan

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arched apertures continue throughout the two storey home

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the openings allow for clear visual connections

 

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