translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan

topography of Shizuoka informs house M by ayami takada

 

House M by ayami takada architects stands in Shizuoka, Japan, harmonically coexisting with the neighboring structures and surrounding landscape. A unique characteristic of the neighborhood lies in the absence of adjacent buildings, allowing the expanse of surrounding roads and fields to create a sense of occupied space despite separate ownerships. Taking advantage of the natural topography of the breakwater, the residence embraces its privileged location that offers panoramic views encompassing the cityscape, the mountains, and the ocean beyond.

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
images © Vincent Hecht

 

 

semi-transparent partitions form a layered composition

 

Building upon the existing structure, the architectural team extends the first floor forming a spacious living room that serves as a bridge and a gentle boundary between the indoors and outdoors. To enhance this seamless transition and provide a buffer between the main building, garden, and terrace, three distinct types of translucent spaces are strategically incorporated, resulting in a layered composition. The semi-transparent rooms are dedicated to different purposes creating a harmonious dialogue between function and aesthetics and effectively blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior zones. By skillfully integrating translucent elements into the architectural fabric, the project responds to the surrounding context.

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
taking advantage of the natural topography of the breakwater, the residence embraces its privileged location

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
the project offers panoramic views encompassing the cityscape, the mountains, and the ocean beyond

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
large glazed openings allow for natural sunlight distribution and unobstructed views

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
the proposal extends house M building upon the existing structure

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translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
the semi-transparent rooms illuminate from within

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
three distinct types of translucent spaces are strategically incorporated in the design

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translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
the extension of the first floor forms a spacious living room

translucent plastic layers and timber frames expand house M in japan
the interior integrates a playing net skillfully utilizing void space

 

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project info:

 

name: house M
designer: ayami takada architects | @ayami_takada

location: Shizuoka, Japan

photography: © Vincent Hecht | @vincenthecht.photography

 

 

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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