The wooden K's Residence in Japan houses a residential area and office space under one sculptural roof. The building, designed by Tadashi Suga Architects Office, opens up towards the lush garden and features an open-plan layout that accentuates the changing ceiling height and airiness of the interior space. The roof features a big central skylight that floods the space with sunlight.
The client wanted to have a workspace that would function separately from the residential part of the house, so they commissioned Tadashi Suga Architects Office to design a structure which would utilize the site in an optimal way and combine their two requirements. The resulting building is essentially looks like a one-story structure that rises and culminates with a skylight at its center.
The ground floor faces the road, while the lower floor occupies the deeper, sunken end of the lot. The structure is based on a courtyard-shaped plan. Its organization allows for natural ventilation and, thanks to the central skylight, provides an ample amount of natural lighting. Thanks to the clever design, the structures feels open but still provides separate spaces for work and for living.
Photos by Yoshiharu Matsumura