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.
Sunset Villa in Okayama, Japan by TTArchitects
September 21st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Teruki Takayoshi
Sites that were originally like this would have normally been given up on. The TT Architects approach to design utilises these negative elements, converting them into positive ones.
On the west-side of the block, there is a large and spread-out garden; however the client was troubled by the sun coming in from the west and as such ceased using the windows facing this direction.Is it possible for the client to be able to enjoy the landscape from the western garden, while solving the problem posed by the western sun?
As a solution, we designed a centre-courtyard acting functionally as a deep-set eave.The layout surrounding the courtyard features a living room, a bedroom and a workspace.The courtyard acts a buffer to the western sun, resulting in a softer, indirect light filtering inside. The southern sun illuminates the courtyard after filtering through a top-light located above.
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