House in YonomoriEdit profile
'house in yonomori' by japanese architecture atelier studio synapse (mikiya ueki, saori ueki) is a single-storey private residence on a triangular site in tomioka, fukushima, japan. playing off the shape of the plot as a catalyst for the design, the low-lying dwelling is a composition of three box-like volumes that pivot and overlap around a central courtyard.
stepping away from the plot line to create an outdoor parking space as well as a corner kitchen garden, the exterior expression is simply clad in a dark grey metallic skin. the main entrance is delineated through a large sliding glass doorway which opens on to the gravel yard. featuring gaps and angular chasms between volumes, the arrangement of the house is transparent from the street.
focusing around the courtyard placed at the heart of the layout, the interior composes pockets of spaces around the lightwell. the circulation wraps around the core, providing a fluid access to all wings of the house. the tapered moments where the boxes overlap provide a level of privacy and definition from individual zones while maintaining a sense of connection between all members of the household. the interior is well-illuminated by natural daylight and a dialogue is established between the indoors and outdoors
Description from www.designboom.com