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 Izumiku : Perched Box in Kanagawa, Japan by NOA Architect & Associates
February 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: NOA Architect & Associates
The site is located on elevated ground in Izumi Ward, Yokohama City, with a panoramic view toward the southwest of the mountain range as well as Mount Fuji. The main exterior concept of this house is simplicity and abstraction of daily life. The husband, an outdoor enthusiast, requested a garage space for both a car and a bicycle. When entering the house, visitors are greeted by a large Profilit glass wall. An indoor courtyard was built in such a way as to be enclosed by the glass wall, offering the viewer an unexpected surprise from its exterior conditions.
The branches of the trees in the courtyard extend to the terrace on the second floor, affords its different appearances in different seasons to the couple. The second floor consists of a space that serves as both the master bedroom and a living, dining and kitchen with the unobstructed view beyond the terrace extends freely outward.
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