studio 2A: house I
studio 2A: house I
aug 21, 2011

studio 2A: house I

‘house I’ by studio 2A in kanagawa, japan image © studio 2A

‘house I’ by japanese architecture practice studio 2A (miya akiko) is a single-storey private residence for a couple in kanagawa, japan. situated on a vegetable farm plot, the house’s form utilizes a zig-zag outline to blue the boundaries between architecture and land to result in a living space that fully integrates the elements of the outdoors into the interior’s atmosphere.

studio 2A: house I exterior view image © studio 2A

the low-lying volume is arranged in a spread out fashion, featuring multiple arms that spread from the core of the layout. ten L-shaped wall units are arranged on a polar coordinate system, loosely building the domestic space with a collection of corners. both inwards- and outwards-facing, the freestanding wall units treat the interior and exterior equally to generate nooks in and around the outline of the house.

studio 2A: house I exterior nook image © studio 2A

the facades of the house is mainly transparent structural glass that connects an arm of an L wall unit to another arm of an adjacent unit. as a result, the interior space benefits from ample sunlight and a multitude of views of the immediate site. the form of the layout encourages a freely-flowing circulation route, enabling the inhabitants to create their own space depending on the desired amount of privacy, daylight, and perspective. a sense of depth is also created with the visual layering of the wall units within the single-level design.  

studio 2A: house I image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I looking into interior space image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I interior view image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I sliding glass door by the japanese-style area image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I bird’s eye view image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I from kitchen image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I light courtyard image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I circulation space image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I view from entrance hall image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I exposed ceiling treatment image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I L-shaped wall units images © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I tea ceremony area image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I night view image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I image © studio 2A

studio 2A: house I

interior diagram

studio 2A: house Ifloor plan

studio 2A: house Isection

project info:

principal use: house building area: 108.41 m2 total floor area: 108.41 m2 structure: reinforced concrete, wood (roof)

  • Experimental and Lovely.

    lobster-rocket says:
  • This would be a really fun home for a new owner to buy. I’d love playing around with this house, deciding where a living room should be, where the entertainment room would be, etc.

    Lester says:
  • Cool… but what about Renault 4 ever results?

    inquisitive says:
  • Beautifully designed. says:

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