This minimalist architecture house is finished by The StudioGreenBlue Architect helped by Mitsuharu Kojima and Wataru Kobayashi as the team. The house with a glass louver is based in Ota, Gunma, Japan . It is covers an areas for about 111, 79 square meters and by the architect it’s done in 2007. The architect receive the order which is comes from the client. They want a house located in their site where the main building of the traditional house is built for their young couple. In the suburb, placed a residential section and it is enclosed by a store wall which is has a height for about a man average tall (1, 75 meters). The stone is native pumice tuff of locality.
The relationship between the new house and the existent main house is different from a relationship with the others and its neighborhood; it is placed in the isolated site by the tall stone wall. The relationship between them should be closed firmly and not opened completely, and it is become an ambiguous relationship. As a result, they can feel a sign of the life in each other’s and enjoy the trim of the beautiful garden by the gardener, although the new house has to be taken into the consideration of their own privacy.
From the step which has been chosen by the architect, he wants to makes the ambiguous relationship which has the variety in each room. The architect thinks to makes the ambiguous and the variable relationship by putting the opaque glasses as the laver to have a veranda. The facade which has the opaque glasses intervals between the glass to glass are gradually changes. It is carries the light and the winds, maneuver a sight from the varying a strength of the border from strong to weaker than it.
The reminds of the veranda in a traditional Japanese house is found inside the glass louver. It is buffering zone to makes the border from the inside and outside the mild. Like the spiral shell, the indoor space is weakening the relationship while it is strengthen the outside private color little by little. The indoor space is spirally converges the private space. The variety of the border is mildly and gradually connects the two families live in the one site gently.
- Architects: StudioGreenBlue
- Team: Mitsuharu Kojima, Wataru Kobayashi
- Location: Ota, Gunma, Japan
- Project area: 111, 79 sqm
- Project year: 2007
- Photographer: StudioGreenBlue