yoshiaki yamashita places transparent garage at the center of a kyoto home
 

yoshiaki yamashita places transparent garage at the center of a kyoto home

yoshiaki yamashita places transparent garage at the center of a kyoto home
all images by eiji tomita

 

 

 

in kyoto, japanese architect yoshiaki yamashita has completed a single-storey timber dwelling for a couple who are both car enthusiasts. as such, the design places their vehicle at the center of the scheme, as part of a garage that can also serve as a sheltered terrace. a kitchen and dining area adjoin this primary living space, with a bedroom positioned at the other end of the home, linking to a private backyard. a significant storage area is also found at ground level, alongside a bathroom and separate toilet. although the house measures only 173 square meters, double-height volumes and an abundance of natural light ensure that it feels much larger than its modest size.

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the project is located in the japanese city of kyoto

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the design places the clients’ vehicle at the center of the scheme

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the couple who inhabit the house are both car enthusiasts

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a kitchen and dining area adjoins this primary living space

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elements of greenery are incorporated throughout the design

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the garage can also serve as a sheltered terrace

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an abundance of natural light ensures that the home feels much larger than its modest size

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a bedroom is positioned at the other end of the home

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a private backyard connects to the bedroom

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the washroom also adjoins to the small garden

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plantation helps establish a direct connection with nature

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the single-storey timber dwelling at night

 

 

project info:

 

location: kyoto, japan
type: 1-storey residential property
structure: wooden
site area: 173 sqm

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