HouseM by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

View all 10 Photos

HouseM presents a twist on the courtyard building by implementing a faux-courtyard as the center of the enclosed, yet open residence. Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects approached the problem of recreating the feeling of a courtyard by “exploding” the private rooms around the common living space, and using those gaps between the individual rooms as opportunities for light to illuminate the interiors. The trapezoidal bath and bedroom extensions of this residence in Tochigi, Japan have a sloped roof, which conveniently makes opportunities for clerestory windows to be employed in introducing natural light. During the daytime, the wooden interiors of HouseM are well-lit, but during the nighttime, HouseM gives off its own beautiful glow because of the many transparent openings in the home’s design.

via – Photos ©Hironori Tomino

    string(8) "Kimberly"
Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Tags: , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Sheffield Residence

    A refined one-story house that celebrates the memory of a site with contemporary and sustainable…

  • House Inside a Ruin

    A modern home built inside the envelope of an old brick farmhouse. Located in a…

  • Church of Beatified Restituta

    A spectacular modern church designed with poetic details full of meaning. Architect Marek Jan Štěpán…

  • Casa R

    A minimalist concrete house nestled in a rocky landscape on the island of Corsica. Located…

  • House in Algaida

    An agricultural shed transformed and expanded into a house with a two-story studio. Nestled in…

  • Castaños House

    A concrete and glass house designed with open spaces and an interior courtyard. Located a…

  • Lahao Stone Houses

    The revitalization of a rural area with respectfully designed guest rooms that blend into the…

  • Dutchess County Farmhouse

    A 200-year-old farmhouse tastefully renovated into a modern home. Located on a pastoral property in…

  • Camp Adventure

    A treetop walkway and observation tower nestled in a protected forest in Denmark. Located about…

  • The Kabinka Prefab Cabin

    A compact prefab cabin designed with a DIY-friendly installation method that requires only basic tools….

Take me there

  • Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

    Classic and modern styles come together in this high-end hotel’s sophisticated design. Designed by architect…

loader