sheltered A2 house by masahiko sato of architect show
photo by toshihisa ishii
all images courtesy of masahiko sato / architect show

 

 

 

masahiko sato of japanese practice architect show has completed ‘A2 house (shell house)’ a property which provides a comfortable and relaxed environment for its inhabitants. located in a residential area of fukuoka city, the structure closes itself off from the passing street, fostering feelings of safety and security. externally, the dwelling is clad in a white render which juxtaposes the natural timber grain.

 

configured to protect and shelter its residents, the façade presented to the street does not feature any openings, while in contrast a sheltered courtyard provides an external area of recreation and congregation where children can play safely. living accommodation opens out onto this terrace, establishing a fluid relationship between internal and external volumes, while internally, bright and open expanses are lined with polished timber creating a series of richly detailed and connected spaces.

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the façade presented to the road does not feature any windows
photo by toshihisa ishii

masahiko sato architect show A2 house designboom
the street adjacent entrance to the home
photo by toshihisa ishii

masahiko sato architect show A2 house designboom
parking space is provided at the rear of the dwelling
photo by toshihisa ishii

masahiko sato architect show A2 house designboom
photo by toshihisa ishii

masahiko sato architect show A2 house designboom
greenery is incorporated within the design
photo by toshihisa ishii

masahiko sato architect show A2 house designboom
the residence’s kitchen at ground level
photo by toshihisa ishii

masahiko sato architect show A2 house designboom
volumes are lined with polished timber creating a series of richly detailed and connected spaces
photos by toshihisa ishii

masahiko sato architect show A2 house designboom
the design forms a close relationship between internal and external space
photo by toshihisa ishii

 

 

project info:

 

location: fukuoka city / fukuoka, japan
type: residence
site area: 504.46 sqm
building area: 195.85 sqm
gross floor area: 254.03 sqm
gross floor ratio: 40.28 %
building scale: 2 stories above ground
structure: wooden
height: 7.52 m
parking: two cars
exterior finish: siding /wood panel/ wall painting

 

architect: masahiko sato
complete: october ,2013
client: mr aiba
builder: murozono construction co. ltd
photography: toshihisa ishii