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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House in Kitasaya, Japan by Terminal 01 Architect

 
June 5th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Terminal 01

Japanese studio, terminal01 has designed ‘house in kitasaya’, a  two storey family home located in Ehime prefecture, Japan. featuring a large central courtyard, the design facilitates natural daylight and visual connectivity throughout the interior space.

House in Kitasaya

  • Architects: Terminal 01 Architect
  • Project: House in Kitasaya
  • Location: Ehime, Japan
  • Project Architect: Kei haraguchi + Keigo miki + Miho Tsujioka
  • Principal use: residencial houseing
  • Software used: Vectorworks

House in Kitasaya

House in Kitasaya

  • Structure: wood structure, 2 stories
  • Structural engineer: Etsuji Amano
  • General contractor: Taniguchi
  • Site area: 133.79 m2
  • Total floor area : 138.601 m2
  • Project completion: 2010

House in Kitasaya

initiated by a desire for privacy, the project lacks windows at a convential height, opting for a clerestory-like opening near the ceiling of each room. principal living spaces are structured around a central void that penetrates the volume of the residence. on the east side, an outdoor terrace extends out from the central core, directly connection the mezzanine interior to the exterior. the open shaft further unifies and connects the two levels of the home, allowing sound and activity to filtrate throughout the dwelling.

Diagram

inclined to the east, the skewed opening of the courtyard results in an asymmetrical pitched roof that creates irregular angles in the interior. concealed perimeter fluorescents are directed upwards to wash the white walls and ceiling with light, extending the sense and size of space.

Stairs

House in Kitasaya was designed by Terminal01 for parents and there sons. This house is located in Ehime prefecture in Japan. When the project developed, the client requested a house which does not have too much opening to outside. They want their own private space, but they get uncomfortable without feeling each other’s presence So that, we design one large opening ” void” at the center of the house, which is the main space of the house This space is open up to the sky, so it is completely outside and does not have specific function.

East facade

However, this void brings the light to all the space in the house and parents who lives first floor can feel the life of their sons who are in second floor. An outdoor terrace extends out from the central core connect the mezzanine interior and the exterior directly.

Ground floor Plan

We would like to design the house which family can feel the cycle of the seasons, weather, light, and so on, through this void space, even though there are few window on the facade.

North facade

The skewed opening of the courtyard results in an asymmetrical pitched roof that creates irregular angles in the interior. Concealed perimeter fluorescents are directed upwards to wash the white walls and ceiling with light, extending the sense and size of space.

Diagram

Roof Plan

Second Floor Plan

Section A

South facade

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