taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows
 
taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows
jun 06, 2011

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows

‘corner windows’ by taku sakaushi all images courtesy taku sakaushi / OFDA

 

 

 

‘corner windows’ by japanese architect taku sakaushi / OFDA is a u-shaped, two-storey private house on a sloped site in japan. utilizing the shape and form of the plot as the source of the design, the dwelling curves around to encapsulate an outdoor courtyard that is tucked away from the street.

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows exterior view

 

 

 

hugging the street line to create the curve of the u, the design stands as a solid volume on the intersection of the neighbourhood. because of the sloped natre of the site, the neighbouring houses have resolved to building high retaining walls to create a flat surface. ‘corner windows’ takes advantage of this feature by utilizing the existing barriers as a ‘fence’, generating a private pocket for the courtyard. opening up in the direction of this space, the interior benefits from abundant natural lighting as well as connects the residents to the outdoor. 

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows courtyard

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows

 

 

 

 

the main communal space is accommodated on the ground floor in an open and curved fashion. floating above the area is a seemingly inserted volume that holds the children’s room. slim cuts in the volume connects the suspended level visually to the rest of the house. the surfaces of the interior is finished in a warm, wood palette, lending the space a contrasting character from the exterior expression.

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows interior view

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows (left) courtyard to the left (right) up to the children’s room

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows view from the kitchen

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows living room

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows (left) double-height space (right) living area

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows master bedroom

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows (left) bathroom (right) ceiling of study

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows window from children’s room

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows courtyard at night

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows night view

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows architect’s sketch

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows axonometric drawing

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows floor plan / level 0

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows floor plan / level +1

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows floor plan / level +2

taku sakaushi / OFDA: corner windows section

  • A great solution for the owners, but a rather oppressive presence for pedestrians, and drivers who may be backing out nearby. Great Fenestration.

    Exxtremitie

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