Daylight House in Yokohama - private house where a young couple with two children living under the lights, going straight to heaven. When you access this outwardly housing, located in Yokohama (Japan), guests of the family suddenly opens its two-tiered fantastic inner world.
Authors of the project – Japanese architectural studio Takeshi Hosaka Architects. Unique house, located in a five minute walk from the railway station, surrounded by a mixture of private homes, condominiums and ten-office buildings.
According to the authors of the project, from any room in modern two-tier space viewing an unusual ceiling transmits light in the room at home, surrounded by dense neighboring buildings.
Unique ceiling is a wooden “grid” consisting of 29 cells, each of which is fixed lamp, indoor light-diffusing acrylic sheet bent. On the outer side of the roof of the squares of transparent glass inserted, through which enters room light, softened acrylic.
Among grid squares there are real windows open, freely let the daylight, but don’t allow to break the confidentiality of private family life. Impressive grid covers a single studio space, located at the bottom, and also private rooms, put on the second loss and not have their own ceiling.
Uniform white light creates a sense of the sky, and can adjust degree of its intensity sets “weather” in the house. Airspace, located between the acrylic sheet and the roof of building, creates a buffer that promotes effective balance of heat homes, both in winter and in warmer months.
Entering the house, it is impossible to believe that it is surrounded by nearly impassable, with tightly packed urban “jungle”. Within 24 hours, luminous ceiling, combined with natural daylight, creates a fantastic light effects, creating a comfortable and soulful living environment.
Creativity of authors of the project can be found on the official website of the studio: http://www.hosakatakeshi.com/