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Ishibehigashi House / ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Ishibehigashi House / ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

© Kenta Kawamura
Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE
Location: Japan
Area: 122.9 m2
Project Year: 2018
Photographs: Kenta Kawamura
© Kenta Kawamura
Text description provided by the architects. A couple decided to purchase newly developed land that was for sale. In front of their lot, there is a spreading field and a distant train is running. Although the site is surrounded by this idyllic landscape, this plot of newly developed land was elongated, having a 7-meter long width and a 23-meter depth.
© Kenta Kawamura
The houses in the area have small front areas, so it is normal to use the width of the land to its maximum extent when building a house, resulting in houses being tightly built and without much space. The area is surrounded by idyllic scenes of nature, so I felt that if the houses were located densely near each other then there would be less outside space, and that would be a shame. I tried to find a way to make more outside space, even just a little.
Ground Floor Plan
Hence, as a way to feel the...

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