yoshitaka uchino & YDS architect's house K uses a second floor terrace to expel light below
 
yoshitaka uchino & YDS architect's house K uses a second floor terrace to expel light below
may 19, 2016

yoshitaka uchino & YDS architect's house K uses a second floor terrace to expel light below

yoshitaka uchino & YDS architect’s house K uses a second floor terrace to expel light below
(above) ‘house K’ contains a white modular exterior 
images courtesy of YDS architects

 

 

 

yoshitaka uchino & YDS architect’s ‘house K’ is a living space located in kumamoto, japan that responds to natural light. the modular white building contains a terrace which joins the left and right side of the structure together, which allows sun to flood through the center of the interior. voids have been inserted into the roof of the first floor which expels a light illumination over the large kitchen and lounge below. 

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the terrace joins the right and left side of the building

 

 

 

the architects state that they ‘intended to design a space which allowed the occupant to experience the natural elements outside. these environmental features are a very important part of our life, and unfortunately we as human beings have lost these senses in our daily routine’. the family house reflects this desire by providing a minimal backdrop to exhibit an ever-changing play between light and shadow. 
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light from the terrace fills the rooms inside

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bedroom facing the terrace on the second floor

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kitchen area
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the living room facing the garden 

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light pours down from the terrace above

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voids have been inserted into the roof to allow light to fill the first floor

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‘house k’ exhibits an ever changing play between light and shadow 

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staircase up to the second floor

 

 

 

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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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