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Yo Shimada’s Yamasaki House is a Light-Filled Modern Home

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On September 3, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Green Building | 1 Comment

House in Yamasaki Yo Shimada, Tato Architects, japan architecture, daylit house, natural lighting, natural ventilation , polycarbonate sheets, greenhouses, green architecture [6]

The house is divided into two distinct parts: the cement-board-clad ground floor is partially sunken into the ground, while the top part of the building comprises a steel hut and two greenhouse-like structures that seem almost weightless. The greenhouses [7], designed as an extension of the existing living space below, are covered by a double layer of translucent polycarbonate [8] and fit perfectly into the surrounding landscape dominated by farms.

The lower floor accommodates the kitchen and dining areas, along with bedrooms. Topped by three transparent huts [9], the rooms are infused with a soft light that, along with natural materials [10] used in the interior, creates an intimate and serene atmosphere. The openings are positioned to augment the circulation of air during summer and create a light breeze that cools down the entire house.

+ Tato Architects [11]

Via JA+U [2]

All Images  © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd [12]


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[1] Tato Architects: http://tat-o.com/

[2] JA+U (Japan Architecture+Urbanism): https://www.japlusu.com/news/house-yamasaki

[3] natural light : http://inhabitat.com/transparent-f3-house-by-koh-kitayama-looks-like-a-daylight-filled-industrial-greenhouse/

[4] agricultural greenhouses: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/bushwick-campus-farm-is-an-outdoor-classroom-food-justice-program-for-four-brooklyn-high-schools/bushwick-campus-farm-greenhouse-1/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/yo-shimadas-yamasaki-house-is-a-light-filled-modern-home/house-in-yamasaki-yo-shimada-2/?extend=1

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/yo-shimadas-yamasaki-house-is-a-light-filled-modern-home/house-in-yamasaki-yo-shimada-2/

[7] greenhouses: http://inhabitat.com/tag/greenhouse/

[8] polycarbonate: http://inhabitat.com/timber-and-polycarbonate-pavilion-at-londons-serpentine-gallery-illuminated-by-solar-paneling/

[9] transparent huts: http://inhabitat.com/studio-monte-rosa-alpine-hut/

[10] natural materials: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-bahia-house-showcases-natural-materials-and-smart-design/

[11] + Tato Architects: http://tat-o.com/yam.html

[12] © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd: https://www.japlusu.com/

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