life style koubou embeds timber dwelling into japanese hillside
 
life style koubou embeds timber dwelling into japanese hillside
feb 02, 2015

life style koubou embeds timber dwelling into japanese hillside

life style koubou embeds timber dwelling into japanese hillside
all images © life style koubou

 

 

 

in japan’s ibaraki prefecture, local practice life style koubou has completed a timber dwelling elevated above the natural landscape. named ‘house in itsuura’, the single storey property is perched on two organically formed supports that allow the remainder of the structure to be embedded within the sloping terrain. over time it is imagined that the home will forge an even stronger relationship with its surroundings, as the timber takes on a naturally weathered appearance.

 

 


take a tour of the wooden japanese home

 

 

 

the prevalent use of wood is continued internally, where accommodation is contained within two elongated floor plates. the larger wing houses living spaces alongside cooking and dining facilities, while the other comprises versatile individual rooms. throughout the design, the timber facade is punctured with small apertures that offer views of the surrounding environment, without comprising the home’s privacy.

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
the timber dwelling is elevated above the natural landscape

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
the facade is punctured with apertures that offer views of the surrounding environment

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
the home’s kitchen

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
the prevalent use of wood is continued internally

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
small versatile rooms can be used for sleeping accommodation

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
an area for study is found within the design

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
the property’s bathroom

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
the single storey home is perched on two organically formed supports

life style koubou house in itsuura japan designboom
the residential structure illuminated at night

 

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  • Stunning to view at night from outside. Wonderful interiors spaces – of course the bathroom is splendid.
    It would be interesting to experience what appears to be limited window openings during the day. It feels confining but then it could also be adding privacy.

    Ron Smith

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