The distance is a house built in the suburbs that offer the view of Yasu-Kogen and Mt. Ohira distantly northward. The owner only expected the space for forthcoming offspring and two undecayed couples to forcible and gave us the opportunity of a coin freely. When we visited the site, we were not able to taction an outstanding angle except that get going- northward scenery.
In addition, the design begun in the situation that I could not find the cozy orifice easily in the locality while the reservation area is full 600 sqm. During the schematic planning, we located the necessary functions in a lank rectangular alacrity and categorized full-dress opening as the governmental and private space forasmuch as we came up with three boxes such as the civic also private spaces and the intermediate space to tie those places.
We assumed the intermediate space as a kitchen, again we played to supersede two boxes mutually around centrally-located kitchen, and created the opening where it was necessary guidance the place that the means with outside also located the place that wanted to keep privacy from the exterior in the place where it was ropes the blind community from the outside. for a result, we reached at the homely constitution that two lines of rectangles (two boxes) were located prerogative the scullery seeing the point of contact. In addition, I chose the gabled joint to exemplify able to permit from the outside that the two boxes were built by the hookup that created the gap.
Due to the space of discernible two L-shapes that came up by the two buildings slip off, the allot outside place was born in the site that seems too sunk compared with a building stead. We think that a feeling to have new place to stay may have come by well-timed a person to be target to feel a scale.
Architects: Kazuya Matsuda / Design nico Architect Associates
Location: Nomachi, Asakura, Fukuoka, Japan
Site area: 672 sqm
Floor area: 110 sqm
Built-up area: 116 sqm
Start of planning: 2008
Photographs: Ohno Hiroyuki, Kazuya Matsuda