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 of Seven Gardens in Gunma, Japan by Ikimono Architects
August 2nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
It is a house where three small boys live with young Mr. and Mrs..
They pursued a protected house of the privacy in the large vacant land of the downtown, so we suggested the house with an inner court of the one-storied house. The domain surrounded in a wall is divided in the room of big things and small things 17(11:outside,6:inside). They are connected and are sharp. The house is a domain of the families and it is a personal domain with it. The building will be related how for the heap of the family.
What we valued are freedom caught the whole house as one’s domain and somebody of other rooms and variety with various relations. Here, the personal occupation place such as a bedroom and the nursery is not clear, the whole house is felt with one’s appearance. Each one finds the favorite place in a house and families put distance and can stand still. Because there are some outside rooms, when light and a shadow change to solar movement every moment, the relationship between individuals changes again, too.
Rain falls among them, Trees shut out the eyes, Wind joins the whole house together. In this way, by weather and time, relations between 17 rooms change consistently so that make variety of environment and the relation of the house hand, the distance interval of the family.
“A child is small, so the room that be able to foresee from the kitchen becomes for children.”,
We made each room and did how to make that looked for the function of the room afterwards. As a result, the place to stay of the family lies scattered, and outside connect the space, then the whole is called a “house”. Time passes, and age and the constitution of the resident change, trees also change, then this house is put individual experience.
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