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* Residential Architecture: Life in Spiral House by Hideaki Takayanagi

Posted by the editors on Monday, 9 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Life in Spiral House by Hideaki Takayanagi: “..a narrow site dictated a four-storey dwelling, introducing a 3-dimensional engawa in the form of a ribbon which winds its way through the centralized vertical circulation, creating perimeter rooms along the glazed facade. providing shade throughout the interior, the angled partial wall defines and separates the rooms while allowing daylight to enter. vertical shutters along the perimeter glass offer privacy to inhabitants, allowing either a window or wall to exist as desired to produce a serendipitous relationship with daily activity within the home..”  Truly extensive glazing, natural light; interesting form and interior volumes..one may worry, however, about the floor level window guides/locks…

image: courtesy of hideaki takayanagi; article: Designboom

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