House kn: A Relation between Garden and House in “A Big Box”

Located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, House kn is a residential project by Kochi Architect’s Studio that completed in 2006. “A big box” is put by the architect in the whole of the site then creating an awesome relation between the house and its garden.

Design

House Kn 1

House Kn 2

House Kn 3

This project is located in a residential quarter in suburbs where the detached house with the garden lines up has extended from time to time. For this modern house, the architect put “a big box” first on the whole of the site then create a big void that used as a window.

 

Details

House Kn 4

House Kn 5

The relation between the house and its garden is improved, especially in the “big box”. This box can make a big window frames the beautiful view around the house, especially the sky in the south and also the green tract of land in the north. The design of this house enables one to feel more large scale in an urban area.

 

House kn Gallery

 

Photography: Nobumitsu Watanabe, Kazuyatsu Kochi

Karin Hoover

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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