* Residential Architecture: House in Rokko by Tato Architects/Yo Shimada
Posted by the editors on Monday, 25 June 2012
Residential Architecture: House in Rokko by Tato Architects/Yo Shimada: “..an exploration of minimizing physical impacts upon the environment while maintaining vistas for residents..resting above the concrete pad, the two-storey steel structure forms an open, glass-enclosed ground level and private upper level clad with metal panels..nearly eliminating the boundary between the indoors and outdoors. the setting is ideal for entertaining guests and interacting with friends. an open-riser stairway with galvanized steel treads leads to the bedrooms and washroom. the gabled ceiling expressed the exterior’s roof form, responding to the neighboring existing homes. wide openings within the facade generate natural ventilation while a thermal storage system within the concrete slab works alongside a far-infrared radiation film floor heating system..” Glass – enclosed ground floor, upper floor with walk around deck, ample glazing, abundant natural light, views, prismatic glass interior dividers; minimal impact construction..
image: © ken’ichi suzuki, courtesy of tato architects/yo shimada; article: Designboom
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