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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.

Duplex House in Zaimokuza, Japan by LEVEL Architects

 
July 13th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LEVEL Architects

The project site is unusual shape like a home plate. At the south side, there are rich forest, it is blessed with green.  The clients are young couple with child, and their parents. They wished duplex house, it is not only to keep with independent of each family but also to feel connection.

Night View (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

  • Architects: LEVEL Architects
  • Project: Duplex House
  • Location: Zaimokuza, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Contractor: Berc House
  • Site Area: 265.24m2
  • Total Floor Area: 224.45m2
  • Completion date: 2010
  • Photography: LEVEL Architects
  • Software used: MacOS Vectorworks

Street View (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

There are parents’s space and young couple’s entrance in the first floor, young couple’s space in second and third floor. Firstly, we started to consider how to import the coppice in the south to the inside space.  Because of, the shape of the site is like a home plate, and the considering of view from each floor to south side, the shape of the building  became to have angulation.

Night View (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

The north side is shut as much as possible,  in making an openhearted space in the south, it can see a rich green trees from living, the dining, and kitchen anywhere. It is able to see the sea from third floor.When the weather is fine, its view gives us  Mt Fuji. More over, bended shape plan make  the connection of the duplex house.

Interior View (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

At the deck of first floor and second floor, the terrace of third floor, the connection of view occur. We often see the family happily talking with each other.   After day, in the courtyard surround enclosed by rich green forest, it became the private space for each family. The deck terrace used as a stage, they are enjoying music, it was harmonious scenery.

Interior View (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Kitchen (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Kitchen (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Dining and Living (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Living Room (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Living Room (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Living Room (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Dining Table (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

Dining Table (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

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