A small wooden dining table at the heart of this house in Fukuoka, Japan, is overlooked from every other room.
Recently completed by Japanese architects Rhythmdesign, the two-storey House in Iizuka is hexagonal in plan and has rooms arranged around the perimeter.
Floors throughout the house are wooden, as are the sliding doors that create privacy around a double-height dressing room.
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Photography is by Koichi Torimura .
The text below is from rhythmdesign:
House In Iizuka
This two-stories residence with wooden structure is located in a town by an hour drive from Fukuoka city, in southern part of Japan.
The family aimed to get various places in a site which has a shape of an umbrella or an arrow.
We proposed to create diverse topography in the house, and each space is facing to surroundings equally.
At the beginning of this project, a client and we were looking for a site to build the house.
Then, the client found a site which has shape of 100m2 triangle with 3m wide and 30m long frontage road.
The shape of the site resembles an umbrella or an allow. When we had first site visit, a lot of neighbors came out and gave us information about the site.
The information from the neighbors was a wide range of topics, for instance, there are good neighbors around there and all the houses around the site are elevated about 60cm from front road because the road was flooded few times by heavy rains stroke the site occasionally.
The client told us that they do not need Living room and dining is in center of the family, and each one of the family spend their time separately but feels signs each other.
So the client wished to get diversity of places in the site. As a result, the house is facing towards every neighbors equally, and dining room is located in center of the house which can be seen from every room.
Title: house in IIZUKA
Location: Rakuichi, IIzuka city, Fukuoka pref., JAPAN
Type of Project: Single Family House
Site area: 395.93m2
Building area: 68.68m2
Gross internal floor area:104.87m2
Commissioned: June 2010
Completed: November 2011
Client: Private Budget: Confidential
Project Architect: Kenichiro Ide Design
Team: Kenichiro Ide, Mariko Shimada
Structural Engineers: Kuroiwa Structural Engineers
Funiture: E&Y CO.,LTD.
Main contractor: Ikohouse corporation