yohei kohno architects: house in hayama yohei kohno architects: house in hayama
may 28, 2013

yohei kohno architects: house in hayama

yohei kohno architects: house in hayama

all images courtesy of yohei kohno architects



this ‘house in hayama’ by yohei kohno architects balances the two main characteristics of the town as a resort and bedroom community between tokyo and yokohama.

the  physical proximity to the beach speaks to the location’s function as a vacation place. the structure emphasizes this relationship with columns set back to allow

expansive views of the shore from each room. the open quality of this design is read in the floor plan and materiality. the are few interior partitions,

and those leading to the outside are made of glass. these exterior walls are inset such that each floor has a deck, which has multiple benefits –

they expand the physical connection between the interior spaces and the outdoors, and their depth provides shading for each level below.

this protection of the glass walls from solar gain is essential for keeping the home cool in hayama’s temperate maritime climate with hot humid summers.

exterior stairs connect the terraces, emphasizing the importance of the outdoor space to the nature of the home, while interior stair responds to a desire for privacy.




 glass walls opens as a large door, allowing uninterrupted connection to the sea from the kitchen and living room



a palette of wood and neutral tones strengthens the connection between the house and the outdoors



living area and kitchen have been designed with an open floor plan



seemless transition between indoors and outdoors as seen from the interior stair



from the interior stair one looks through transparent layers to the outside



the bathtub looks out to the sea over the second floor deck



exterior of the house by day and night



  • that looks like a pretty cool street in general

    SJS says:
  • Hey-Yo, nice wooden exterior…congratulations!!

    omi says:

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