Japanese architecture is known for its creative grip. This house is no exception.
Over the years, Japanese architecture has provided a multitude of exciting projects. They bear, among other things, the impression of great creativity on small plots. Many of the projects have also picked up items from Japanese culture.
Something that also applies to this house in Kyoto. The facade has got a little wide up in the right corner, as if the cement looked a little down before it could solidify.
The architect, Yukio Hashimoto, tells to the click. no that the little bride brings the mind to origami, the Japanese paperboarding art.
– The small brett is meant to give buoyancy to the otherwise closed and heavy facade, he says.
This bride has the architect caught up by tilting the wall over the front door, made of Japanese chestnut tree.
However, the facade is marked by clean lines, and you almost get the impression that it is a piece of paper that is folded here and there.
Facade without windows
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The façade is without windows, and if it had not been for the little fold in the upper right corner, the mind would move towards this as a bunker.
But the moment you walk in the chestnut squirrel, with the little brick above, you understand that this is anything but an inhospitable building.
It is a living, organic home where the light falls into its midst. And according to the architecture site Dezeen, this is something that is found in many Japanese homes.
In Norwegian homes it is common that the exterior walls of the housing make a distinction between the exterior and the interior, between nature and interior and between comfort and climate. In Japan, you have the same needs, yet it is a tradition of building the surroundings into the house.
You do not guess where the door is located
– Opening the front door reveals an inner garden that is flooded with light, says Hashimoto.
– Traditional Japanese homes, including in the areas around Kyoto, often hide such gardens, which can be perceived as a space that is both inside and out.
Tradition and Modernity
Both inside and outside the house appears with a clear and strong modernist expression.
But at the same time, according to Yukio Hashimoto, the home is built on a clear traditional thought.
In this house they have dropped walls
– This home has a simple and modern structure, but the shape of the building is nevertheless coincident with an architectural land use that is traditional in Japan, he says.
Concrete and wood
The house is mainly built in concrete. On the floor on the ground floor, tiles are used which, according to Dezeen, play along with the hard cover in the interior atrium where there is also a tree.
However, this changes on the second floor, where it is used three-way on the floor, writes the site.
The main staircase is located in the back of the house and moves from the bedrooms on the first floor and up to the kitchen and an open living room on the second floor.
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A staircase number two goes along the wall of the atrium and leads up to an unobstructed roof terrace at the top.
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A small distinction between inside and out
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