hiroyuki arima: diamond residence in kumamoto
 
hiroyuki arima: diamond residence in kumamoto hiroyuki arima: diamond residence in kumamoto
jun 08, 2013

hiroyuki arima: diamond residence in kumamoto

‘diamond’ by hiroyuki arima, kumamoto, japan
image © toshihisa ishii
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on a pentagonal site in kumamoto, japan, the ‘diamond’ house by local architect hiroyuki arima seeks to benefit from as much of the footprint as possible while leaving room for exterior space and trees. the plan is divided into zones, volumetric projections onto various areas of the plot connected by a large central volume that mimics the boundary line of the site. square windows of different sizes are strategically located to accept daylight into the various programmatic elements and extend views. the ground floor contains the social spaces, kitchen, living room, storage and two additional multi-functional spaces. a set of stairs located in the double-height living area leads to the private upstairs that contains three bedrooms and a stage. the walls and roof are all stark white, interior and exterior, given color with the natural wood flooring.

 

 


entrance
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entrance
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kitchen and living room
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kitchen in central space
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under the stairs
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hallway to the main living space
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stairs and fireplace detail
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(left) view from the upstairs
(right) view from the stage
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stage
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stage area
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(left) entrance at night
(right) deck
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image © toshihisa ishii

 

 


image © toshihisa ishii

 

 

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