House of Representation

House of Representation

Architect
FORM / Koichi Kimura Architects
Location
Kyoto, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2011
Category
Housing
Takumi Ota

House of Representation

FORM / Koichi Kimura Architects as Architects

This house is planned on a site from where there are beautiful views of the country side. The request from the client was for the creation of intimacy, but with a large living area. The exterior is designed as a monumental form so that it can seem to be a new addition to the countryside scenery. I created a centripetal plan where each room is connected through a corridor from the multi-level living area. Around the corridor, walls, which have different textures and shapes, make a sequence inside the space. The walls and spaces are highlighted by natural, indirect light, so your eyes are drawn to, and focus on, the interior. By the basic processes of manipulating and controlling "light" and "views", I tried to make the inside space more intimate and deeper. Rather than doing large gestures of acrobatic space composition, I have instead created what I feel is a space that represents the unusual, by doing small and poetic movements that control light and the viewers eyes

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