WORKS - Houses and Housings

2/5 HOUSE - Hyogo, Japan, 1995


The rectangular plan of this house is divided into five zones of 15 meters by 5 meters each-front garden, interior space, central courtyard, interior space, back garden. The house is bounded to the east and west sides by a two-story reinforced concrete wall. In order to create the first floor space, enclosed glass boxes were positioned across the second floor, recalling Mie's Farnworth House. However, the spaces created beneath these boxes have a Japanese sensibility linking the interior and exterior both visually and physically, which contrasts with the merevisual spatial connectivity of Mie's work.


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