House in Okuike

House in Okuike

Architect
Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
Location
Okuike, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Toshiyuki Yano

House in Okuike

Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates as Architects

The house located in the foot of mountain. Climbing Mt.Rokko, this misty place is rich in pines and many other types of vegetation. I was thinking how to blur the boundary between the house and nature without dividing the natural environment of sounding mountains by architecture. By making tear in the gable roof, which is the   regulation in the scenic area, letting nature to infiltering through, I tried to blur the outline of architecture and obtain the unique connection with nature.

photo_credit Toshiyuki Yano
Toshiyuki Yano
photo_credit Toshiyuki Yano
Toshiyuki Yano
photo_credit Toshiyuki Yano
Toshiyuki Yano
photo_credit Toshiyuki Yano
Toshiyuki Yano

Blurred nature is reflected on the dull silver surface, the boundary of architecture is cultivated. I aimed for a space as if under a soft silver cloud. The roof with crevices that lays low on the ground makes the connection with trees around and garden in the crevices, aiming for such an appearance that the architecture blends into expansive mountain range.

 

Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: mortar
2. Flooring: mortar

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