More than a house with a garden, the beautiful House in Sakura is a garden with a house. Designed by Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, this family home consists of five consecutive cubic spaces, all featuring clear floor-to-ceiling windows. This feature not only brings plenty of natural light in, it brings the outside inside. And the home is built to withstand an earthquake, an important bonus in Japan!
Located in Sakura-shi, Chiba prefecture, this brilliant home gives the inhabitants the impression of living inside a sheltered garden. Also known as the House in a Garden, it features large windows all around it so the family is in constant relation with the outdoors. The garden is visible when people are cooking, reading, playing or taking a bath; it’s always within sight.
The sunny House in Sakura is long and comprised of five blocks or spaces, each one slightly shifted in alignment from the next. While the blocks are all connected to form a long open-plan space, each has its own function. This modular design not only allows inhabitants a defined functional space but also helps to make the structure more sturdy and even earthquake resistance.
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Photos by Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop