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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 is a beautiful Tokyo home that's filled with indoor trees and gardens! Japanese studio K2YT tucked small green spaces around staircases and between the rooms of the four-story house, creating a micro-universe of greenery that shields the interior from the noise of an adjacent railway.
K2YT ‘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  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.
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  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 
Via Dezeen 
Photos by Satoshi Asakawa 
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URLs in this post:
 K2YT: http://k2yt.net/
 natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/
 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/
 exposed concrete: http://inhabitat.com/tag/exposed-concrete/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2014/08/12/house-k-indoor-gardens-tokyo-k2yt/
 Satoshi Asakawa: http://www.tosh-a.com/
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