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Garden-Filled Japanese Home Fights Railway Noise With Flourishing Greenery

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On August 14, 2014 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Gardening and Plants | No Comments

House-K Tokyo, interior gardens, residential architecture Tokyo, Japanese architects, K2YT architecture, Japanese architecture, natural light, exposed concrete house

K2YT [1]‘s House-K is a rectilinear residence located on a corner plot next to a noisy railway. In order to create a serene atmosphere for the two resident families, the architects created enclosed courtyards on different sides of the house, providing natural light [2] and creating views which would otherwise be impossible to establish. This approach created a social house, unlike most neighboring buildings which were designed to be closed off from the street due to the noisiness of the railway.

Related: Naturhus Is An Entire House Wrapped in Its Own Private Greenhouse [3]

The house is organized on a simple six-unit grid which was extruded vertically and made into a more complex system thanks to several split levels. Inside, the raw material quality of exposed concrete [4] and wood creates a tactile experience. The center of the building is anchored by a staircase made from thin folded steel that looks almost weightless. The home’s living areas are located on the ground floor, while bedrooms occupy all three upper floors.

+ K2YT [1]

Via Dezeen [5]

Photos by Satoshi Asakawa [6]

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[1] K2YT: http://k2yt.net/

[2] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/

[3] Related: Naturhus Is An Entire House Wrapped in Its Own Private Greenhouse: http://inhabitat.com/naturhus-an-entire-house-wrapped-in-its-own-private-greenhouse/

[4] exposed concrete: http://inhabitat.com/tag/exposed-concrete/

[5] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2014/08/12/house-k-indoor-gardens-tokyo-k2yt/

[6] Satoshi Asakawa: http://www.tosh-a.com/

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