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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.

Airy House in Gunma, Japan by Ikimono Architects

August 6th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ikimono Architects

To scenery like the outside The thing which I wanted to realize here is the scenery which lives in a garden. Cafe that can enjoy one’s meal slowly by space like the outside. For instance, big window that passes by butterfly and bird and comes off, ground where flower blooms inside and outside, skylight makes a sunny place, Sunlight trickling through the leaves is reflected in shirt of person who sat on the chair, laughter is heard in the room like the outside.

Night View

  • Architects: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
  • Project: Airy House
  • Location: Gunma, Japan
  • General Contractors: Capital Woods Inc.
  • Design: 2008.11 – 2009.5
  • Construction: 2009.5 – 2009.10

Interior View

  • Structure: Timber frame construction
  • Site area: 249.61 square meters
  • Building area: 119.24 square meters
  • Floor Area: 181.49 square meters
  • Use: Dwelling with shop
  • Roof: Galvalume steel plate roofing standing goby
  • Exterior: Keystone plate


Everything starts from consideration of client’s “I want to connect with the outside” in this building. Though there are some scenes “May I be really blank here?” when the completed construction is seen, but,for the client with a long overseas life, the rest room without partition, the window of big transparency, space connected with the outside with shutter, these are an architectural language that he has been experienced in youth. Moreover, also because the client is a specialist of metalworking, he made the stainless steel product such as the stairs, kitchen, and external eaves with oneself and the selection of the outside wall and the metallic part is also ideas of him in a stainless product  It is our this work how to make the energy of about his overflow a space, this construction finally completed is his appearance.


The design is about six months. Even a little extra of the demand and the space is shaved off, and it becomes present shape. To achieve scenery like the outside, we are examining  more volume of space than entire composition. Only simplicity like the one room and strength seemed to be more necessary for the space that confronts the outside of infinite area than faced to emphasize an internal story by the difference of the place and the device of the sequence.  The importance is an area, height, and an opening of the salon connected with the outside, we examined while making and destroying model so have decided the final size.

Interior View

I am intending it so that how to see it may change into the appearance seen from the outside. Steel deck using for an outer wall reflects the scenery of the circumference kindly, so it turns into sky color in sunny, to red in sunset, to white in snowy Externals become the gradations that lead from ground to the sky, and assimilate with the background. When it sees in from the window to the room, it sees also like the painting that entered the picture frame. I would like everybody to love this construction forever until it comes to ground the big leaf shadow with small mimosa planted in the front yard.

Airy House


Airy House

Street View



Airy House

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One Response to “Airy House in Gunma, Japan by Ikimono Architects”

  1. سیستم های یوبوت says:

    Hi.Thanks for your usefull site

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