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 Yokawa, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan by Mosaic Design
March 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Mosaic Design
The house is located in Yokawa, which is in the south-central part of Hyogo Prefecture.
The clients are a senior couple and have lived in several countries around the world such as Panama, Peru, Los Angels, Singapore, London and Tokyo for their business. After retiring, they decided to return to their hometown.
As is situated in the peaceful rural area of rice paddy fields, the clients desired to live in a house not only that is spacious and calm, but also with variety and diversity, like traveling around world, which recalls their experience during the journey.
Each room has different dimension, roof structure, materials and elements, while forming continuous doughnut-shaped space. In the courtyard, numbers of eaves gather and overlap, creating extraordinary contour on the edge of the roof.
Various types of windows are carefully placed to provide views to the landscape and privacy, and create unique elevation. Through the windows, the relationship varies among rooms, the landscape and the courtyard give enjoyable movement to the client’s life.
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