house in nara by uemachi forges relationship with nature
 
house in nara by uemachi forges relationship with nature
jul 25, 2014

house in nara by uemachi forges relationship with nature

house in nara by uemachi forges relationship with nature
photo by kazushi hirano
all images courtesy of uemachi laboratory

 

 

 

located in a quiet residential neighborhood, japanese practice uemachi laboratory has crafted a family home that forges an intimate relationship with the natural environment. the owners of ‘house in nara’ requested that the design featured a tatami room which opened to the garden, separate accommodation for the family’s mother and plentiful storage.

 

natural materials are used throughout, with wooden fixtures and fittings permeating the home. in addition to filling the residence with daylight, large areas of glazing dissolve boundaries between indoor and outdoor space, emphasizing the close bond the structure shares with its surroundings. the property’s garden – designed by landscape architects araki design – surrounds the building, ensuring that all aspects of the dwelling offers pleasant external views.

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
the property is located in a quiet residential neighborhood
photo by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
the approach and entrance to ‘house in nara’
photos by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
the property’s garden ensures that all aspects of the dwelling offer pleasant external views
photo by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
wooden fixtures and fittings permeating the home
photo by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
the home’s tatami room opens out towards the garden
photo by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
timber slats are utilized to provide shade and ensure privacy
photos by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
the dwelling provides separate accommodation for the family’s mother
photo by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
living room
photo by kazushi hirano

uemachi laboratory house in nara japan designboom
the interior of the japanese dwelling illuminated at night
photo by kazushi hirano

 

  • A fantastic dwelling. Lovely, absolutely lovely.

    Ron Smith
  • exquisite space!

    Rich

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