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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 in Shimokawahara” in Shizuoka, Japan by KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

 
February 9th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

The project area had the Abe-kawa river bed and row of cherry blossom trees on the north side with the majestic Mt. Fuji in full view beyond that.

On the other hand, there was a three-story house adjacent to the south side, so it couldn’t expect to get much sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.
  • Project: House in Shimokawahara
  • Location: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Buildinged by Kuwataka Kensetsu
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 166.08 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2013

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Under such conditions, we made a wide open wall like a door, and designed it to act as a frame for that beautiful scenery to the north and had connection with the outside.

In the living room on the second floor, sunlight from a skylight on the third floor shines on the wall that holds lightweight cantilevered stairs.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

This sunlight reflects off the big wall and is designed to allow for the entire living room to be brightened with soft sunlight even without windows on the south side where the adjacent house is located.

The Japanese characters of the owner’s name have the contrasting elements of the moon and the sun.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Therefore, we wanted to include contrasting elements into this architecture as well. Thus, we have this beautiful, smooth,

white wall on the inside against the rough, exposed, RC wall on the outside. We also have a huge, formidable wall against the large open space of the living room.

These kinds of contrasts became a very important part of the design concept for the architecture.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

Image Courtesy © KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

Image Courtesy © KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

Image Courtesy © KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

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