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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.

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.
The client came to us wishing for the extension situated on the east-side of the block and adjoining the pre-existing main building be removed, and that a building of a similar scale be built in its place.

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

  • Architects: TTArchitects
  • Project: Sunset Villa
  • Location: Kurashiki-shi,Okayama,Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • General constructors: Kiichi Hatta/Hachiichi Construction
  • Site area: 1015.50 sq m
  • Building area: 79.50 sq m
  • Total floor area: 79.50sq m
  • Structure: Wood: 1story
  • Principal use: Private Residence
  • Construction period: January,2012

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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?

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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.
The courtyard acts a light source, ensuring that the living room is adequately lit. With the scenery unfolding right before your eyes, it is almost like one has the luxury of their very own private landscape view.

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

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