House K by Yoshitaka Uchino & YDS Architects

Located in Kumamoto, Japan, this modern two-storey house was designed by Yoshitaka Uchino & YDS Architects.

Description by Yoshitaka Uchino

We designed a white box where light and wind go through. The image was shining white box where residents would live feeling the transition of light and shadow. We intended to design spaces where they would feel the nature such as light,wind, and rain. We want to design a living space where inner space mix with outer space and these mixing spaces would respond to the city.

We inserted an outer terrace to bring nature to the inner space. Light from the terrace would go through via void. Top light and light from the terrace and would crushed by the walls would pour into the interior spaces. These light express transitional beauty.

Terrace in the 2nd floor functions as a central plaza of life, corridors around the terrace are vigorous spaces with light and shadow. Stair would become a tower of light taking light from the terrace. The distinctive form consist of white volume, floating white plate of the garage, and framed sky would serve as a comfortable part of the scenary. Inner spaces would mix with nature of the terrace and of the garden. Nature and the architecture stimulating each other, spaces of rooms expand to infinity.

Photography courtesy of Yoshitaka Uchino & YDS Architects

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