Niu House \ Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA

• September 18, 2012

Architect YYAA House facade1 600x402 Niu House \ Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA

Image courtesy Yohei Sasakura

The site is located at the very end of the residential section developed in the 1970s in Nara, Japan. There are homogeneous prefabricated houses in one side, and ancient Japanese-styled houses and rich nature spread in another side. It is the typical site of Nara. We planned a new residence for young husband and wife.

Architect YYAA House roof 600x402 Niu House \ Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA

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First, We classified various spaces into two . The opened space with free usage , such as the living, the dining room, kitchen, and loft, was unified by a white volume. The closed space with specific functions, such as soundproof studio, a bathroom, a utility room, and a bedroom, was unified by a black volume.

Architect YYAA House court 600x894 Niu House \ Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA

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Architect YYAA House dining 600x402 Niu House \ Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA

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Second, We put the black volume to the road side, The white volume was set some distance back from it.

Third, by combining two volumes, the residence could have a small courtyard and was able to gain a wind, light, and a view.

Architect YYAA House section 600x257 Niu House \ Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA

Section courtesy Yoshihiro Yamamoto

+ Project facts

Project: niu
Architect: Yoshihiro Yamamoto | http://yyaa.jp/
Location: Ikoma city, Nara, JAPAN
Construction: Nov 2011, May 2012
Structure: Wooden Structure
Site Area: 220.36 m2
Building Area: 76.77 m2
Floor Area: 89.53 m2 | 1F 76.77m2, 2F 12.76m2
Typology: House
Photographer: Yohei Sasakura

+ All images and drawings courtesy YYAA

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Category: Architecture, House

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