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Concrete building with a flat roof of K2 – minimalist architecture in Japan
We präsentiwren Apartment 40 - a minimalist concrete house with a balance of privacy and openness. Attempts to mimic the Bauhaus building concept created by K2.
Concrete House Apartment 40 - linear and geometric aspects
The name of the house is inspired by the wall 40 meters outside Ukikabe (an architectural element that visually floats above the ground). Ukikabe is maintained at 1.5 meters from the front and ensures privacy from prying eyes. Meanwhile, the house is surrounded by buildings siebengeschössigen concrete. The plot is located lying in Ehime Prefecture and recalls Shimanami Kaido highway connects the Imabari with six islands of Seto Inland Sea.
Concrete house with simple, bright interior
The massive and stable concrete construction is designed as a flat-roofed building very isolated and is synonymous with safety and longevity. Due to the shape of the building, different qualities arise in open spaces.
The use of glass allows optimal harmonization of living
The retailer is facing inside the minimalist simplicity of traditional architecture. Inside engage separation structures piece of glass. The living rooms are oriented to the east or west. In the center is a large room that divides the house into two main parts. The high ceilings and ceiling panels in warm woods contribute to the peace and well-being in this house minimalist concrete.
The individual rooms such as bedrooms are oriented to the north. Maximum transparency in the northern part of the house supports the modern and open character of the architectural concept of K2 and blurs the boundary between interior and exterior merge.
Ukikabe - an architectural element
In the southern part of the house is a mezzanine below which reserves. Kitchen and dining room are upstairs. The concrete building has a game room, courtyard and an outdoor pool.
Photos of Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2 Design
Modern Japanese Architecture
Concrete house K2
Floating wall Ukikabe
Comfortable wooden terrace
Use of glass in modern architecture
The concrete building fits organically into the urban environment