The unusual private House in Hikarimachi was built in an area of Kasuga (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan) for one family. Neat rectangular volume has a large empty corner-balcony, which serves as an asymmetrical atrium space and includes two levels of the building.
A three-storey house, designed by Japanese architectural studio Rhythmdesign , located in a densely built-up part of the district, so the authors of the project set out to make the future of housing for large families as roomy, but light and airy. Lot size building was 125.7 square meters, but from inside it is very difficult to believe in this fact. Because of the unusual, but a clear and solid architectural solutions, bright modern interior is filled with air and devoid of feeling cramped compact urban housing.
Minimalist aesthetics of the exterior allows only simple but expressive forms. It was such an emphasis glazed empty corner-balcony, which looks particularly impressive at night, artificial lighting and underlined. Long curtains allow occupants to adjust the intensity of sunlight penetration and the sensitivity of their lives.
If you have a desire, extending the curtains, the tenants can significantly enhance the visual perception of the space of two floors. And, extending the balcony doors, you can actually increase the area of the living room.
All three stories are intertwined and interact with each other, both visually and physically, in the exterior and the interior. One of the dominant visual home was snow-white aerial ladder and window openings are purposefully “crop” the local vicinity so as to highlight their advantages and disadvantages of silence.
Creativity of authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio: http://www.rhythmdesign.org/