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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.

Garden House in Tokyo, Japan by Kochi Architects Studio

September 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kochi Architects Studio

Mix house into garden
I don\’t want to see the garden but feel like standing in the garden. Two boxes, residence and atelier are located in the large garden. To mix house and garden, the exterior wall are made by glass. I put two boxes with touching by the corner, and put a small glass box beside the corner. People are coming and going between two boxes, and are seeing exterior wall melting into the garden with each other.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Daichi Ano)

  • Architects: Kochi Architects Studio
  • Project: Garden House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: residence+atelier
  • Scale: wooden house 2F
  • Floor: 132.1m2
  • Site: 453.2m2
  • Completion: Feb,2009
  • Structural Engineering: Yukihiro Kato / MI+D

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Daichi Ano)

Brightness of an exterior wall
The exterior wall are covered the wood wool cement board with the glass, and the garden reflected in the wall. The wood wool cement board is painted water-repellent, becomes brightness equal with the room in daytime. It makes similar impression of wall and window.

Interior View (Image Courtesy Daichi Ano)

Thinking about exterior space
The building originally makes interior space. But thinking about exterior space will make architecture to get larger world.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Daichi Ano)

Center (Image Courtesy Kazuysu Kochi)

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Kazuysu Kochi)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Kazuysu Kochi)

Wall (Image Courtesy Kazuysu Kochi)


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