Terrace Step House
by HUG

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The floors of this house by Tokyo studio HUG are connected by the steps of a courtyard that climbs over a roof (+ slideshow).

Terrace Step House by HUG

Starting just above ground level, the staggered terrace steps up on top of a metal-clad garage to connect the double-height living room of the residence with a first floor bedroom.

Terrace Step House by HUG

Parapet walls surround the courtyard on two sides to screen it from the street that runs along the front of the house.

Terrace Step House by HUG

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Terrace Step House by HUG

Photography is by Satoshi Asakawa.

Terrace Step House by HUG

The text below is from HUG:


Terrace Step House

The site is surrounded by fields and located within the comfortableness of light and wind.

Terrace Step House by HUG

Therefore, the main idea was to focus on the exterior space, and create a house holding an atmosphere of “outside” more than “inside”.

Terrace Step House by HUG

Main feature of the house is the large 50 sq m terrace steps.

Terrace Step House by HUG

The terrace steps connect the first and the second floor, and links to the living room, bedroom flatly.

Terrace Step House by HUG

The inner spaces unite with the terrace, and blends in with the outer space.

Terrace Step House by HUG

Second floor section of the terrace steps is located on top of the parking lot of the front road.

Terrace Step House by HUG

This location able to cut views from the road, but let in the light and wind into the linked living room, and create a flow throughout the outer space.

Terrace Step House by HUG

The pathway of the inner and outer spaces unite by looping dimensionally, and connecting the skip-floors organically.

Terrace Step House by HUG

The terrace steps are an extension of the interior, a large pathway, a stage, an open square, and a main feature of the house.

Terrace Step House by HUG

This house holding the vagueness of both inner and the outer space is filled with light, wind, and the comfortable life of “outside”.

  • dario

    beautiful!

    are u sure water does not come in when it rains?

  • http://twitter.com/ccferrie @ccferrie

    If the house is surrounded by fields why then design it so that you cut off all views of the fields from the house?

  • Don

    agree + there's no intimacy when your terrace stairs is wholly exposed to neighbours

  • djnn24

    Sometimes Japanese architecture is a little too experimental.