naoi architecture & design office crafts light-filled hut in tsujido in japan naoi architecture & design office crafts light-filled hut in tsujido in japan
jan 13, 2016

naoi architecture & design office crafts light-filled hut in tsujido in japan

naoi architecture & design office crafts light-filled hut in tsujido in japan
all images by hiroshi ueda

 

 

 

tokyo practice naoi architecture + design office have designed ‘hut in tsujido’ to fuse nature into the daily lives of the inhabitants. based on a vacant plot of land adjacent to the existing suburban residence, the building has been formed in the shape of a hut corresponding to the scenery; from the inside, the surrounding nature can be enjoyed as a view and when outside, the plants and trees can be appreciated.

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the grid windows filter soft indirect light throughout the day

 

 

 

the spatial arrangement is spread across two floors. the first level is divided into three zones: the living room, dining/kitchen and a utility area. simultaneously, the boundary between each area is differentiated by the floor finished in exposed concrete. the home’s first floor plays host to the two bedrooms, which convey a sense of privacy and seclusion, in comparison to the openness embodied in the ground level.

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exposed concrete floors mark the boundaries between each program

 

 

 

the kitchen and dining sits upon a sunken floor due to the scheme’s uneven topography, whilst this enables the dining table and terrace to be at the same height, the residents can gain have a constant view of their garden. the grid windows filter soft indirect light throughout the day.

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the kitchen is located on a sunken level, resulting in the space being at eye level with the terrace outside

 

 

 

derived from the concept of a ‘hut’, the main structure is constructed from wood, while the roof is designed as a simple truss structure with vertical steel struts. the roof trusses are purposely left exposed, and the thin steel frames instilling a delicacy to complement the simple, yet comfortable nature of the home.

‘even if technologies or the sense of value change in times, we hope the architecture – designed to fulfill the universal desire to feel nature – will be appreciated and loved for a long time.’naoi architecture and design office

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the main structure of the building is wood, while the roof is designed to be a simple truss structure

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the upper floor playroom

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the accumulation and balance of each design element enables the family to enjoy a sophisticated, yet simple life

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the bedroom leads out onto a balcony with views over the greenery

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the home is designed so the family can use the outdoor garden for meals and relaxation

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the property is located in the kanagawa prefecture, japan

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the exterior of the scheme, which has been derived from the shape of a hut

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