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Charming Japanese Residence Has a Green Roofed Garage Perfect for A Car Hobbyist
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On July 15, 2011 @ 1:12 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building,Green Roof | 1 Comment
Set next to a rice  field, the home enjoys views out over farmland and is very privately situated. Organized in a U-shape around a courtyard and projected by the garage on the side facing the road, the house allows its inhabitants to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. Visitors approach via a stone pathway into the courtyard and a ground-level connecting space called Doma. There is no traditional entrance hall and the friends of the owner make frequent stops for visits, which are facilitated by the very open entrance. Large sliding doors in the living room and bedrooms look out through the courtyard to the garage, opening the space to the outdoors and encouraging natural breezes  to flow throughout.
The home, while very modestly sized at 533.7 sq ft (49.58 sq m), enjoys two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, a laundry, a storage area and a large open living room. One of the owner’s greatest wishes was to have an Irori (traditional Japanese open hearth), which is placed in the living room with views out over the rice fields. Besides natural ventilation and small space living , this Japanese home features a large two car open garage with a vegetated roof. This thick green roof  keeps the space insulated against the sun and soaks up rainwater.
Via Plataforma Arquitectura 
Images ©Mitsutomo Matsunami
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 Architect & Associates Mitsutomo Matsunami: http://www.mma-design.com/
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