yoritaka hayashi architects: house in sakuragaoka
 
yoritaka hayashi architects: house in sakuragaoka yoritaka hayashi architects: house in sakuragaoka
nov 13, 2011

yoritaka hayashi architects: house in sakuragaoka

‘house in sakuragaoka’ by yoritaka hayashi architects in seiko, kyoto, japan all images courtesy yoritaka hayashi architects image © yoritaka hayashi

‘house in sakuragaoka’ by tokyo-based atelier yoritaka hayashi architects is a multi-level private dwelling for a family in a remote residential area of seiko, kyoto, japan. focusing on creating a sense of connection between the inhabitants of the house, the design creates and offsets four levels within the two-storey volume to establish slivers of views from one area of the residence to another.

image © yoritaka hayashi

making the most of the relatively large plot, the design generates a generous outdoor garden and lawn to the west, creating privacy through two low-rising fence units. the ground floor is finished with a sliding system of floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the corner facing the garden. acting as an open interface, the internal communal programs can be completely extended to the outdoors.

image © yoritaka hayashi

image © yoritaka hayashi

slightly overlapping with the ground floor, a platform level accommodating the study, tatami mats, and a terrace above the parking space is accessed by a central spiral staircase. sounds and activities between the two levels can be observed through a strip of open space. the highest level, resting above the dining, living and kitchen, holds the bedroom and children’s room which gain privacy and separation by a small wooden deck in between.

image © yoritaka hayashi

image © yoritaka hayashi

image © yoritaka hayashi

image © yoritaka hayashi

site map

floor plan / level 0 and +1

floor plan / level +1 and + 2

longitudinal section

cross section

project info:

site area: 251.05 m2 building area: 91.80 m2 total floor area: 149.92 m2 structure: steel frame

structural engineer: akira suzuki / ASA landscape designer: ogino toshiya landscape architecture construction: kyoto kensetsu corporation

  • TV right in the middle of garden view ! Great

    J says:
  • fantastic,do this guys have some kind of anti gravitation collums?

    myfezazi says:

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