permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan

House in Higashitouda by Kazuto Nishi Architects

 

Kazuto Nishi Architects constructs a residence in Higashitouda, Japan, expanding the 10-year-old original main house planning. The project aims to generate new vitality in the area and landscape while attending to the coexistence and seamless fusing of the two structures designed by the studio. Carrying out the concept of the previous layout that focuses on the connection between functionality and comfort, the frame raises the building above the ground floor leaving an open exposed space under the wooden eaves. The breathable area discreetly links to the house supported by a column system, while, also, shaping a zone for outdoor activities.

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
all images courtesy of Kazuto Nishi Architects

 

 

the open ground floor enhances flow and circulation

 

Contributing to the new vitality of the site and surrounding area, the structure establishes an intimate relationship between void and built space. The architectural group follows a design mechanism to elevate the main building enhancing the flow and circulation of the ground level. The open area stands protected from any weather conditions while promoting interactions and outdoor activities. The project blurs the lines between interior and exterior spaces, while blending the existing house with the new frame on the open site.

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
the structure expands over a wooden column system

 

 

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
the layout follows the form of an orthogonal grid

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
the main building stands elevated enhancing the flow and circulation of the ground level

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permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
the ground floor leaves an open exposed space under the wooden eaves

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
the project blurs the lines between interior and exterior spaces

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
the open area promotes interactions and outdoor activities under the built structure

permeable ground floor breathes life into raised house by kazuto nishi architects in japan
the interior exposes the wooden framework while enjoying the open views

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project info:

 

name: House in Higashitouda
designer: Kazuto Nishi Architects | @KazutoNishi_Architects

location: Higashitouda, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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