Saturday, 12 June 2010
House of Vision by FORM - Kouichi Kimura Architects
House of Vision is a private home in Shiga, Japan by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects that is designed to shield the client from neighbours. Completed last year, the house features largely blank exterior elevations but has large windows looking onto an enclosed central courtyard. The lot is located at the foot of a hill where the fields and houses are mixed together. The client’s desire was “to live while feeling nature without being bothered by looks from the neighbors”. To make the best use of the lot, the planning was designed to enclose the lot with the trench extended beyond the building, and to provide an interior courtyard as the center.