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Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.09.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

On undulating land on an irregular lot in a suburb of Tokyo, Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura of MDS have created a house with walls at unexpected angles.

 

 

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“Plan of the building is composed of exterior walls placed parallel to site perimeters, with garage and garden subtracted from those.” says MDS. “Private rooms are provided along the exterior walls, and the remaining space is allocated for a public space for family gatherings.”

 

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“The shared space is defined by rotated walls set along spatial axis at various angles according to the surroundings, creating a sense of distortion in space. The ground level has stepped floors according to inclination of the land, and a floor that can be used as dining table is located at the center.”

 

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“The shared space extends into the terrace covered with deep eaves and the entrance porch, and connects with the exterior space beyond. Private rooms and the shared space are loosely divided by shelves and desks that can be used from both sides. Various elements, such as the site, architecture, and furniture, are seamlessly connected including a floor that is used as a large chair for dining table, a floor that can be used as dining table, and irregular-shaped shelves set along spatial axis.”

 

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“We designed a pitched-roof set at a low height of one-story, so that the house naturally blends in with the surrounding environment. The roof is kept low at the west entrance, while having large windows provided along the viewing terrace overlooking the beautiful greenery towards the southeast direction.”

 

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

“In terms of section, dramatic spaces are realized by a combination of inclined ceiling, rotated walls and stepped floors. The house seems to be a plain pitched-roof house from outside, but it potentially offers one an eye-opening spatial experience inside.”

 

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

 

to the Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS website

 

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