House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

• February 1, 2011

Japanese studio Terminal01 has completed a house in Kitasaya located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

“void” was placed at the center of the house, which is the main space of the house. This space is open up to the sky…family can feel the cycle of the seasons, weather, light, and so on, through this void space, even though there are few window on the facade.

Kei haraguchi + Keigo miki, founder of Terminal01

Kitasaya Terminal01 plusMOOD 2 595x403 House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

House in Kitasaya, image courtesy Terminal01

Kitasaya Terminal01 plusMOOD 3 595x396 House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

House in Kitasaya, image courtesy Terminal01

Kitasaya Terminal01 plusMOOD 7 595x396 House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

House in Kitasaya, image courtesy Terminal01

+ Architect’s statement by Terminal01

When the project developed, the client requested a house which does not have too much opening to outside. They wants their own private space, but they get uncomfortable without feeling each other’s presence.

So that, one opening  “void” was placed at the center of the house, which is the main space of the house. This space is open up to the sky, so it is completely outside and does not have specific function.
However, this void brings the light to all the space in the house and parents who lives first floor can feel the life of their sons who are in second floor.

We would like to design the house which family can feel the cycle of the seasons, weather, light, and so on, through this void space, even though there are few window on the facade.

Kitasaya Terminal01 plusMOOD Ground floor plan 595x424 House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

House in Kitasaya - L1 floor plan, image courtesy Terminal01

Kitasaya Terminal01 plusMOOD Second floor plan 595x424 House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

House in Kitasaya - L2 floor plan, image courtesy Terminal01

Kitasaya Terminal01 plusMOOD SectionB B 595x424 House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

House in Kitasaya - Section B-B, image courtesy Terminal01

+  Project credits / data

Architects: Kei haraguchi + Keigo miki + Miho Tsujioka | Terminal01 | http://terminal01.jp/
Location: Ehime Prefecture, Japan
TypologyHouse
Structure: wood structure, 2 stories
Site area: 133.79 m2
Total floor area: 138.601 m2
Project completion: 2010

+ All images and drawings courtesy Terminal01

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Category: Architecture, House

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