kengo kuma crafts single-storey PC garden house in japan
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka
all images courtesy of kengo kuma and associates

 

 

 

renowned japanese architect kengo kuma has crafted a private single-storey house in eastern japan entitled the ‘PC garden’. the program is arranged in a windmill formation with four distinct and independent rooms originating from the center-point of the design. a garden encircles the home, with each area relating its neighboring room allowing the dwelling to form a strong association with the natural environment.

 

internally, each room features a different material finish, establishing identifiable and clearly defined volumes. large glazed sliding doors dissolve the boundary between indoor and outdoor space, bringing a sense of brightness and clarity inside the family home. the building’s awkward cliff-top location means that lightweight construction methods and pre-cast concrete parts were employed throughout the design.

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
the approach to the single-storey dwelling
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
large glazed sliding doors dissolve the boundary between indoor and outdoor space
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
the openings bring a sense of brightness and clarity inside the family home
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
a garden encircles the home, with each area relating its neighboring room
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
four independent rooms originate from the center-point of the design
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
internally, each room features a different material finish
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
the choice of materials and textures establishes identifiable and clearly defined volumes
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

kengo kuma PC garden house designboom
lightweight construction methods and pre-cast concrete parts were employed throughout the design
photo © mitsumasa fujitsuka

 

 

project info:

 

location: east japan
completed: 2013
type: private residence
area: 195 sqm / 2100 sqf