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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.

House J in Yamaguchi, Japan by Keiko Maita Architect Office

 
May 28th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Keiko Maita Architect Office

The “House J” is a small house (100m2) situated in Yamaguchi-prefecture, Japan.This house was designed for a client in need of privacy and seclusion from the outside.The site is narrow (120m2) and is surrounded by residences.

The “House J” has three floors that are built around a small inner garden.

  • 1st floor: dining room, kitchen, family space.
  • 2nd floor:  study, reading space.
  • 3rd floor:  bedroom.

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

  • Architects: Keiko Maita Architect Office
  • Project: House J
  • Location: Shunan, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Photography: Yoshiharu Matsumura
  • Site area: 126.61m2
  • Building area: 63.15m2
  • Total floor area: 97.56m2
  • Type of construction: steel
  • Program: housing
  • Structural engineers: Shinichi Kiyosada
  • Design period: oct. 2010 – nov. 2011
  • Construction period: dec. 2011 – jun. 2012

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

The three floors are connected together by a roof terrace.The spaces of the house are open toward the inner garden.The inner garden is also visible from the roof terrace.The inner garden is exclusive in a narrow site but the continuity between the interior and exterior spaces increases the size of the house.

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura

Image courtesy Keiko Maita Architect Office

Image courtesy Keiko Maita Architect Office

Image courtesy Keiko Maita Architect Office

Image courtesy Keiko Maita Architect Office

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