eto kenta atelier architects office turns a private courtyard into the cave house
 
eto kenta atelier architects office turns a private courtyard into the cave house eto kenta atelier architects office turns a private courtyard into the cave house
mar 23, 2014

eto kenta atelier architects office turns a private courtyard into the cave house

‘the cave’ by eto kenta atelier architects office, oita, japan
image © noriyuki yano
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set within a regular metal-clad box form, the ‘cave house’ by japanese studio eto kenta atelier architects office provides a private exterior courtyard space through a void that splits the volume into two halves. on the ground floor, a kitchen, living, and dining area are enclosed by sliding glass doors that convert it into an exterior space together with the walled garden. a single staircase leads up to the private bedrooms whose windows look out over the garden and through a large void in the outer partition to the surrounding neighborhood. the metal exterior cladding is juxtaposed by the warmth of the interior wood flooring and white walls.

 

 

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window looking to the outer site
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dining area and stairs
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open kitchen and dining area
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exterior yard
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bedroom looking out into the courtyard
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(left) stairs
(right) upper level hallway
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bedroom
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floor plan / level 0

 

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floor plan / level 1

 

 

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