light grain house by yoshiaki yamashita includes a perforated steel façade
 
light grain house by yoshiaki yamashita includes a perforated steel façade
apr 12, 2016

light grain house by yoshiaki yamashita includes a perforated steel façade

light grain house by yoshiaki yamashita includes a perforated steel façade
all images by eiji tomita

 

 

 

in the japanese city of osaka, architect yoshiaki yamashita has completed ‘light grain’, a three storey residence that features a perforated façade. designed for a young couple and their son, the brief called for a home that balanced the incorporation of natural light and ventilation with the need for privacy. occupying a plot of just 80 square meters, the upper level of the timber structure is clad with a steel screen, punctured with hundreds of circular openings that diffuse daylight throughout the building.

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the house is located in the japanese city of osaka

 

 

 

the same motif is applied to the flooring at the rear of the property, allowing light to reach a small enclosed garden that borders a ground floor bedroom. this area also adjoins a traditional japanese room, complete with tatami mats. a staircase leads to the home’s primary living accommodation above, where a kitchen is joined by a spacious dining room flanked by two secluded terraces. the uppermost storey contains the dwelling’s sleeping quarters, and features a fully external balcony elevated above the surrounding neighborhood.

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the three storey residence features a perforated façade

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hundreds of circular openings diffuse daylight throughout the building

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the garage at ground floor level

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light reaches a small garden

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the enclosed space borders a ground floor bedroom

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a traditional japanese room is complete with tatami mats

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living accommodation is found at the intermediate level

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the living space is flanked by two external terraces

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a fully external balcony is elevated above the surrounding neighborhood 

 

 

project info:

 

location: osaka, japan
type: residential
structure: wooden 3-storey
site area: 80 sqm
photography: eiji tomita

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