T-House / atelier Boronski
Architects: atelier Boronski Area Area of this architecture project 2010 “COPY” Japan CopyHouses•Kyoto-shi, Japan Projects Photographs: Kei Sugino Text description provided by the architects. On a small hill overlooking Kyoto city a suburban house for a young couple negotiates some tough ‘Historical’ design regulations. Many design points are pre-set. Therefore the house is conceived of as a simple container with private spaces lodged randomly within. But the randomness is orchestrated. Despite the external restrictions the fluidity of the interior void spaces and curved connecting stairways finally let the house feel very free.Save this picture!© Kei SuginoThere are three primary elements at work in this composition. The main external walls (running east/west), the private volumes (overlapping and bridging) and the resultant void space.Save this picture!© Kei SuginoThe main Living, Dining, Kitchen area on the first floor opens onto the main terrace facing the garden to the East allowing classical indoor/outdoor living, and the ceiling height in this area varies from 2.5m to 7.5m.Save this picture!© Kei SuginoThe two main bedrooms bridge the building and their North/South facing walls of glass allow the external cladding to continue into the rooms, (one white plaster, one black timber)Save this picture!section 02The bathroom on the second floor has a large internal window overlooking the garden to the East and the guest bedroom on the third floor pushes straight out to the West. Beside and below this bedroom are two minor terraces that spatially overlap.Save this picture!planThe second lounge area on the third floor is just a floor slab, a viewing platform that bridges the main void and allows sweeping views of the city to the East. There are also two top-lights allowing vertical views to the sky.Save this picture!© Kei SuginoExternally the house is mostly clad in traditional materials of burnt cedar boards (with clear lacquer finish) and white plaster. The garage door facing the street (to the West) is fully camouflaged as a wall of horizontal louvers that continues up to form the railing for the second floor terrace.Project gallerySee allShow lessT-Wall Housing / New World Design LLCArticlesLangfang Eco-Smart City / Woods Bagot + HOKArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/107286/t-house-in-kyoto-atelier-boronski Clipboard Area: 101 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/107286/t-house-in-kyoto-atelier-boronski Clipboard Save this picture!© Kei Sugino+ 18 Share Houses T-House / atelier BoronskiSave this projectSaveT-House / atelier Boronski Year: T-House / atelier Boronski ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeatelier BoronskiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasKyoto-shiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on January 30, 2011Cite: “T-House / atelier Boronski” 30 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.