With an initial–and huge–priority to block out a 6-story apartment building subsequent door, Flat 40 was devised with meticulous layout technique. A minimalist dream property by Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Style, this personal residence sits in downtown Imbari, Japan and is an architectural surprise.
With a lengthy, narrow good deal compounded by the hulking developing adjacent to the property, the challenge was presented, then obviously overcome, with engaging contemporary layout. The daring white 1-story structure features an interior split-degree strategy which will take advantage of the hovering privacy wall, or ukikabe, constructed around it. This wall in and of itself is beautiful, nevertheless its the living regions which advantage from its perform. Light and ventilation penetrate the partition, contributing vitality and cooling to the house which emerges from beneath.
Made as a linear plan, a sunken entrance door opens unto to a prolonged corridor leading to a central courtyard which the interiors mesh with. This hallway elegantly divides the mezzanine-level bedrooms from the major floor residing areas.
Sheets of glass walls and plentiful skylights harness natural light by day, while reflecting interior lighting by evening which casts dramatic shadows inside of the modern spaces. The design portrays a naturally-occuring “mood lighting” which is exceptional!
Concrete paired with wood grain produces a melody across the plan, although furnishings are just as easy, not stifling the effectively-meant openness.
The bedrooms, whilst separate spaces from inside, all open to a shared outside corridor which pours in natural light and fresh air. The living areas beneath are open, flowing into every single other and adhere to the timber ceiling which turns into a homogenous element throughout.
A swimming pool wrapped in a ribbon of timber resides on the other side of the courtyard which blooms with cherry blossom trees. The greenery and water can be appreciated from the living-dining-kitchen zone.
Flat forty is a residence in balance, an unconventional present day dream dwelling with a sole structural component bringing it to the following level of progressive design and style.