kubota architect atelier + nawakenji m: TA house
 
kubota architect atelier + nawakenji m: TA house kubota architect atelier + nawakenji m: TA house
oct 15, 2012

kubota architect atelier + nawakenji m: TA house

‘TA house’ by kubota architect atelier and nawakenji-m, nishinomiya, japan image © JA+U

 

 

 

japanese architects katsufumi kubota of kubota architect atelier teamed up with kenji nawa of nawakenji-m to complete the ‘TA house’ as debuted in JA+U (japan architecture+urbanism. the house is located in the city of nishinomiya, on a raised site which is shared with a seventh-century tomb. like a folded sheet of paper, a white concrete structure wraps around itself, opening completely to the south for natural light and allowing each room a direct connection to the ancient crypt, the nearby city and the seto inland sea. the ground floor contains private areas like the bedrooms and garage; the upstairs in turn is an open space with retractable glass panels with panoramic views of the landscape.  a spiral staircase winds through voids in the floor to the ground level.

house next to the tomb image © JA+U

entrance with view to the city landscape image © JA+U

(left) southern facade (right) upstairs with spiral staircase image © JA+U

downstairs image © JA+U

kitchen and living area with views to the city image © JA+U

bedroom image © JA+U

site plan

image courtesy of kubota architect atelier

floor plan / level 0 image courtesy of kubota architect atelier

formal diagram

image courtesy of kubota architect atelier

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