studio tawaraya connects wooden 'house in tanmachi' with its surroundings in japan

studio tawaraya connects wooden 'house in tanmachi' with its surroundings in japan

studio tawaraya has designed house in tanmachi, a wooden family residence located in a calm residential area close to the center of yokohama city, japan. the project has been developed around three main themes, which include: the relationship with the exterior surroundings and the three roads that encompass the property; the three-dimensional awareness of the family’s whereabouts; and the feel of the warmness of trees without compromising the home’s fire resistance performance.studio tawaraya connects wooden 'sorimachi' house with its surroundings in japanall images by yosuke ohtake

 

 

in order to establish a relationship with the exterior surroundings, studio tawaraya has added two floor-to-ceiling openings on the corner of the two-story house. these openings include sliding doors on the ground level, and a large window on the upper floor, both of which help blend the boundaries between interior and exterior. additionally, the japanese architecture studio has carefully developed a connection with the three roads that surround the property. by not planning any solid boundaries, such as fences or half-walls, for the perimeter of the house, the architects have visually extended exterior space to include those three roads.studio tawaraya connects wooden 'sorimachi' house with its surroundings in japan

 

 

inside, the house has been developed with the main focus of developing a three-dimensional awareness of the family’s whereabouts from any point of view. the ground level comprises common living areas such as the kitchen, living and dining rooms, and a traditional japanese-style tatami room. the entire ground level is visually connected to the upper floor through the open staircase and balcony-style corridor that features a long wooden desk. 

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project info:

 

 

name:house in tanmachi

architect: studio tawaraya

location: yokohama, kanagawa, japan

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