house-T by Tsukano Architect Office | ITSLIQUID

house-T by Tsukano Architect Office

Architecture | July 19, 2013 |

house-T by Tsukano Architect Office
Winner of It’s LIQUID International Contest | Second Edition 2012

“This scheme has been planned for the downtown in Miyazaki, located in southern Japan. The road in front is so busy and noisy, and there are tall buildings for residence at the south. Considering all these factors, I came up with a brilliant idea to harmonize with the circumstances having a piece of white plate wrap the whole home space. With the white plate, the house can be separated from the outer crowdedness, while sunlight is allowed to come into the courtyard, which makes inner space warm and brighter.

As you enter the internal room which is positioned half-underground, by passing through a dim “roji” starting from a narrow gap in the white monolith, there is a silent space surrounded by light. There, a big window reveals a courtyard called a “niwa” concealed behind the blank facade. The “niwa” was designed so that it provides natural lighting for the interior and it’s overlooked by every room. A “niwa” in Japan is different from the Western “courtyard”, as it is meant to be a solemn place where gods and men are united. It is a Japanese tradition to let the sunlight come into a room through the “niwa”. It is an actualization of god’s grace.

The concrete dining table meets the white-pebbled courtyard floor at the same level, a flowing continuity barely interrupted by a large glass pane. And more, concrete walls and surfaces are balanced with light-colored timber panels, warm ceramics, white plaster and glass. The design exudes the calm and peacefulness of its purpose and is an interesting contemporary hybrid between a traditional Japanese style and Western standards“.

Location: Miyazaki, Japan
Site area: 172.38 sqm
Building area: 59.47 sqm
1F floor area: 50.15 sqm
2F floor area: 57.99 sqm
Total floor area: 108.14 sqm
Structure: RC
Principal use: residence
Photograph: K.Asano

more. http://tsukano.jp/

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Proposal for an Expo Pavilion…

Architecture | February 26, 2021

By imagining, making, communicating, and sharing within the pavilion's activity spaces on the ground, a bright and open future is revealed in the clouds above. We developed our concept for the pavilion to respond to the idea of communicating, openness, hospitality, and change. Read more


Private Home, Herengracht by Mokkō…

Design | February 26, 2021

In an art collector’s eclectic canal house apartment in the city center of Amsterdam, we designed and created a contemporary central living room inspired by Japanese aesthetics. The interior is designed for the client to retreat from the busy streets and from his collection of art, books and souvenirs. Read more


Nan Tien Education and Cultural…

Architecture | February 18, 2021

The Nan Tien Education and Cultural Centre is a tertiary facility and multicultural art gallery in Wollongong, Australia. Situated opposite of the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere, the new building sits on the former site of a landfill bought by the Nan Tien Institute from the council for one Australian dollar. Read more


Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center by…

Architecture | February 7, 2021

Like many cities in China, Hangzhou is undergoing rapid urban change. While the city center historically developed around the West Lake area, opportunities for industry and commerce have shifted the city's expansion towards the Qian Tang riverfront. New construction has tripled the city's size in the past decade, creating a modern architectural fabric that is powerful in scale, yet still in need of public space. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!