House Nara-zaka by Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates


view from the second floor also is a great. And more there is also a roof terrace with a view. White walls facade is the result of considering the privacy. But we have floated lightly roof so as not to be too closed.

We have also considered the structure so as not to impair the view. So we provided a thin pillar on the great view side and we provided a frame to withstand the earthquakes on the opposite side with a panoramic view. Dimensions of the pillars of the iron in the corner of the living room is just 75 mm × 75 mm.

We have also considered environment. The crushed stone under the floor of the basement warmed by the midnight power, it warms the building frame without using electric power of the daytime. The dry area as moisture protection of underground generates the cool air in the summer. We considered to send this cold air to the second floor by a simple fan in order to mitigate the heat of the roof directly under. And we provided a rainwater pit so that it can be used in kitchen gardens.

They were retired from work at the same time as the completion of this house. We hope that they will be enjoyed the rest of the life in this house.

Architects: Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates
Location: 314-28 Hannyajicho, Nara, Nara, Japan
Collaborators: Yoshiki Mondo
Area: 139.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Eiji Tomita


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