hiroyuki arima arranges all-white fukuoka residence around an external courtyard
 
hiroyuki arima arranges all-white fukuoka residence around an external courtyard
oct 30, 2016

hiroyuki arima arranges all-white fukuoka residence around an external courtyard

 

architect hiroyuki arima has completed an all-white residence in fukuoka, japan that doubles as a exhibition gallery at its ground level. located in close proximity to the city’s ohori park, the house — titled ‘angle’ — seeks to correspond with the neighborhood’s cultural identity, home to many art museums, theaters, and restaurants.

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all images by kenichi suzuki / courtesy of hiroyuki arima + urban fourth

 

 

hiroyuki arima, who leads architecture practice urban fourth, arranged the dwelling around a central courtyard, conceived as a quiet place of contemplation away from the hectic city streets. filled with oak, maple, and ash trees, this open-air part of the plan forms an extension of the gallery, welcoming in members of the public.

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the dwelling is arranged around a centrally positioned courtyard

 

 

the three-storey building rises in a U-shape around the courtyard with all internal areas offering pleasant external views. ‘the surrounding environment is monotonous with clustering mid-rise structures, and the project has no distant views,’ explains hiroyuki arima. ‘the design emphatically focuses on defining the house as a distinctive complex cut off from the ordinary foreground, and to explicitly yet reasonably screen its environment.’

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the open-air courtyard forms an extension of the ground floor gallery

 

 

the project is viewed as a composition of angled monolithic volumes with square and rectangular apertures cut into the brilliant white façades. internally, living spaces expand and contract, with the entire scheme unified through a consistent use of color and texture. the residence provides comfortable living accommodation across the two upper storeys for a couple and their children, as well as the family’s grandmother.

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all internal areas offer pleasant external views

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the three-storey building rises in a U-shape

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a void at the center of the scheme maximizes natural light

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the residence provides comfortable living accommodation across the two upper storeys

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the building is home to a couple and their children, as well as the family’s grandmother

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the house is located in close proximity to fukuoka’s ohori park

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‘angle’ is viewed as a composition of monolithic volumes

 

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