House with a Wall by Masao Yahagi Architects

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House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

This house in Fukuoka, Japan, by Masao Yahagi Architects snakes across its site to give every room a little sheltered garden.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

Called House with a Wall, the residence is defined by one continuously turning concrete wall with rooms and terraces slotted in between.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

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House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

Photographs are by Koichi Torimura.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

The following is from the architects:


Project Name: House with a wall

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

Project Description:

The family structures are married couple and two children. It succeeded though wife's grandparents lived in this land. Succeeded land was very large land of 537 square meters though most of the surrounding land was about 200 square meters.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

Therefore, Clients wanted the house where a large site is used enough. But they said that children's possibilities of living in other palces in the future are high. A big house was unnecessary. The small house is buildt though a large site is used enough. The only problem only of suburbs became the theme of this house.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

The site is a place where the residentioal area from old times. When I walking in the alley of crank, I felt that the scale and the scene were various. I thought abou the composition of a wall of crank as a result of experiencing an ambient surrounding.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

A wall of crank that expands freely in the site has some important roles.

1. One room can have one garden. Each room can be used natural light and wind from the garden.

2. Because the inside and the outside become one space, it can use a large site enough.

3. the direction for each room is changed for a wall of crank. Therefore can pass through the in various directions.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

It is a design that makes the best use of the large site though it is a small house of 90 square meters.

House with a wall by MasaoYahagi Architects

Project Materials: Wooden built
Project completion time: May 2010
Project Lovation: Fukuoka, Japan
Design Company: Masao Yahagi Architects


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  • Tine Verheyen

    Beautiful in it's simplicity and making the most of the crooked piece of land. Wonderful.

  • Danillo

    As much as I love the materials I can't help but be bothered by the lack of daylight in much of the house.

  • Suvin

    Beautiful idea. But i had really wanted to see a photograph of at least one of these mini-gardens :-(

  • Brian A

    I wonder how well the cement serves as a thermal barrier, although the climate is rather mild.

  • sia

    Interesting shape of home, angles and crank alleys being a major part of its design element.
    Although natural light is filtered through,I question how energy efficient and functional the spaces are,particularly as the floor plan is "snake like" and whether it is child-friendly.
    I would have liked to have seen softer elements in its interior, the inside and out seem to be one of the same and dulls the ambience.

  • http://www.brgstudio.com nulla

    Great snake! I like the way architects write about thei job: rough english, but really plain and straightforward. They`re not messing around… and the same happens in their project!