2F 2-11-15 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
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House with Gardens
Yokohama - selected
This is a home built in Yokohama for a couple and their two kids. The site is located on a hill in a quiet residential district. A lush forest spreads to the back . The rooms are organized vertically and by mixing exterior spaces into the house, the surrounding can be felt at all times. Gardens are placed accessible from each room and openings are aimed in various directions so that the view of the sky and forest can be enjoyed even through other rooms. These gardens, or intermediate spaces, not only connect the interior to the exterior spaces but are common spaces for the family. Although each room is independent, these non-specific areas allow the rooms to extend and mix with each other creating new spaces with each use. It also allows the family to circulate the small house in many different ways.