masahiko sato: K5 house masahiko sato: K5 house
oct 12, 2012

masahiko sato: K5 house

‘K5-house’ by masahiko sato, kurume, japan all images courtesy of masahiko sato

the ‘K5-house’ by japanese architect masahiko sato of architect show is immersed in the slow life of the nature-filled city of kurume, japan. the family areas, in this case the living, dining and kitchen open to the landscape with a wall of glass doors and a stepped deck,  bringing the outdoors into everyday activity. spreading across a rural site, the home has spatial variations which are not possible within the dense urban centers, including a hidden earthen floor within a small open-air, sheltered corridor which has been hollowed from a double-storey mass adjacent to the japanese-style room.

front elevation

view from road


living area

view to dining area from living room

living room at night

(left) kicthen and dining area (right) stepped entry to kitchen and dining area

garden bathroom


ground level corridor

floor plan / level 0 a. driveway b. farmland c. parking d. porch e. bicycle parking space f. wood deck terrace g. entrance h. living i. kitchen + dining j. tatami room k. washroom l. toilet m. washing + dressing room n. external drying space o. bathroom p. bus court

floor plan / level 1 k. toilet q. corridor r. bedroom s. working space t. balcony u. boy’s room v. girl’s room

  • That front wall just looks so HUGE. Still a nice place though; guess I’m just more into a smoother surface.

    Greg A says:
  • I like this very much, although I would reconsider the lighting.
    Would like to see elevations.

    Dan says:
  • I really loved the doors, i wanted know how i can bay this windonws and doors, i can bay from Brazil? [email protected]

    Rafarsm says:

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