This house is planned on a site where there are beautiful views of the country side. The request from the client was for the creation of intimacy, but with a large living area.
The exterior is designed as a monumental form so that it can be seem to be a new addition to the countryside scenery. I created a centripetal plan where each room is connected through a corridor from the multi-level living area. Around the corridor, walls, which have different textures and shapes, make a sequence inside the space. The walls and spaces are highlighted by natural, indirect light, so your eyes are drawn to, and focus on, the interior: By the basic processes of manipulating and controlling “light” and “views”, I tried to make the inside space more intimate and deeper. Rather than doing large gestures of acrobatic space composition, I have instead created what I feel is a space that represents the unusual, by doing small and poetic movements that control light and the viewers eyes. Architects: FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects Location:.Kyoto,Japan Client: Private Construction Year: 2011 Site Area:355,72㎡ Constructed Area:213,20㎡ Photographs: Takumi Ota