House of Silence – Shiga Residence

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House of Silence, Japan : Shiga Architecture

New Japanese Residence – design by FORM + Kouichi Kimura Architects

21 May 2013

Shiga House of Silence

Design: FORM + Kouichi Kimura Architects

Location: Shiga, Japan

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photo : Kei Nakajima

Contemporary Residence in Shiga

The client wanted to have a house which is not influenced by the environment of its location.

This architecture, which is composed of a concrete volume, has not got many windows and is closed by walls, but has got a variety of space inside that you will never imagine from outside.

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photo : Takumi Ota

The rough concrete finish, shiny tiles and an opening like a belfry will give you a hint of the variation of spaces inside.

The inside spaces are divided by the ceiling height, the different levels of floor and type of lights, and are then connected by the circulated line of flow. The inner court is cut off from the outside environment and shows a variety of expressions as the light changes.

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photos : Kei Nakajima

Moreover, the contrast of the height makes the space even deeper and wider than it actually is.

This house will give you the experience of going through a variety of sequences, like going through cloisters with the light. It exists as a landmark in the town, but it also has highly secured privacy and variety of spaces inside.

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photos : Takumi Ota

Residence in Shiga – Building Information

Architects: FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Shiga,Japan
Client: Private
Construction Year: 2012
Site Area: 394.42 m2
Constructed Area: 321.23 m2
Photographs: Takumi Ota, Kei Nakaiima

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photos : Takumi Ota

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