Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

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Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Japanese architect Shinya Miura has completed a house in Shizuoka with three courtyards concealed inside.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Glass walls surround each courtyard to draw natural daylight into the rooms of the residence, which is named Izukougen House.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Windows are scattered across the facade at different heights, even though the house has only one primary storey.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

We've featured a few popular houses in Japan recently - see them here, including one with a triangular courtyard sliced through its centre.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Here's a little more information from the architect:


Izukougen House

This residential project for a couple who live in forestal resort area near the ocean in the Izu peninsula area, Japan.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Fitting onto a narrow strip of land, the design is carefully structured.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Three internal courtyards govern the interior volume, and provide a sense of openness.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Extending through the ceiling, the voids act as light wells that flood the neutral interior spaces with natural light and ventilation.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

A long window on the east side of the dwelling provides a parallel view of the ocean in the distance, while breaking up the longitudinal form, framing and optimizing views of the lush garden and surrounding scenery.

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Location: Shizuoka (Japan)
Structure: timber structure

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Built area: 105.17m2
Total floor area:105.17m2

Izukougen House by Atelier Shinya Miura

Structural engineering: Shibamura structural design office
Constructor: Daido Kogyo