masao yahagi architects: house of coast work tsuyazaki masao yahagi architects: house of coast work tsuyazaki
may 30, 2012

masao yahagi architects: house of coast work tsuyazaki

‘house of coast work tsuyazaki’ by masao yahagi architects, fukuoka, japan image © koichi torimura all images courtesy of masao yahagi architects




japanese firm masao yahagi architects have recently completed ‘house of coast work tsuyazaki’, a residence and artist’s studio within the seaside town of tsuyazaki in the fukuoka perfecture of japan. the couple required a structure with individual workshop spaces for both a molding artist and graphic designer. a spacious internal volume with full-height ceilings accommodates the creation of their large-scale projects.


the facade is comprised of vertical segments with a double curvature starting at the midpoint to warp inward and outward. spanning the length of the building, the series of twisting elements form windows within the voids generated by the uniform deformations and are protected beneath the roofline. inside, a soft illumination is produced to support the artworks of the wife. artificial lighting emanating from the interior reveals the elevation’s curving surface at night.

twisting facade creates penetrations within the voids image © koichi torimura

entry image © koichi torimura

interior image © koichi torimura

view of twisting facade from the interior image © koichi torimura

ground level activity room image © koichi torimura

view towards the dressing room image © koichi torimura

at dusk image © koichi torimura

at night image © koichi torimura

facade illuminated from the interior at night image © koichi torimura

floor plan / level 0 0. street 1. freespace 2. activity room 1 3. activity room 2 4. restroom

floor plan / level 1 5. freespace 6. dining kitchen 7. dressing room 8. bathroom 9. restroom 10. master bedroom 11. balcony




project info:


design company: masao yahagi architects project name: house of coast work tsuyazaki project completion time: 2012 project location: fukuoka, japan project materials: wooden built site area: 276.03 m2 building area: 138.23 m2 first floor area: 103.50 m2 second floor area: 70.41 m2 architectural volume: 173.91 m2

  • Absolutely Brillant ! I love the monumental scale achieved in this compact project the size of an avergae house – ‘noble forms bathed in light’….. the artwork can breathe in the gallery

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