taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows
 
taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows
jun 03, 2011

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows

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

 

 

 

‘three windows’ by tokyo-based practice taku sakaushi / OFDA is a private residence on a sloped mountain side in japan. true to its name, the design features three large windows that frame a specific view of the site, drawing the elements of the landscape into the interior as backdrops for the living space.

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows exterior view

 

 

 

facing the far-away mountains to the south-east, the town to the south-west, and the surrounding forest to the north, the form of the layout was informed by the views offered by the vantage point. spreading out from the centre, the main communal space is arranged in an open fashion on the ground floor. an artificial landscape of the inhabitants’ functions are created by a series of platformed levels which, in addition, define and separate the space.

 

outfitted with expansive stretches of glass, the design seeks to blur the boundary between the interior and exterior. the windows provide abundant natural daylight as well as facilitate cross ventilation throughout the house.

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows entrance

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows outdoor terrace

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows interior view

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows from the japanese-style room

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows staged living space

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows (left) to the washroom (right) bedroom

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows washroom

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows outdoor terrace at night

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windowsnight view

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows schematic diagram

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows axonometric diagram

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows floor plan (1) terrace (2) dining room (3) lounge (4) master bedroom (5) guest room (6) bed room (7) bath room (8) loft (9) garage

taku sakaushi / OFDA: three windows south elevation

 

 

project info:

 

site area: 1,749 sqm building area: 154 sqm total floor area: 148 sqm

  • Parkgallery http://mydesignfix.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/stahlhouse2juliusschulman.jpg that’s a photograpgh by Julius Shulman an excellent architecture photographer, does it seem distracting to you?

    EHV
  • To photograph objects and people in something that is being highlighted for its architectural value would be distracting.

    ParkGallery
  • An aptly photographed “residence” – no people living inside. Another well-thought, but unlivable archi-sculpture.

    greypanda

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