Two cantilevered stacked volumes of contrasting supplies kind Laxus, a brand new house designed by Japanese studio Apollo Architects & Associates.
Positioned on a nook plot within the Ota Ward of Tokyo, the home was designed by Apollo Architects & Associates for a shopper with a love of walnut wooden and up to date Italian furnishings.
The 2 stacked cubes that comprise the house had been designed to “create a continuity between the inside and exterior whereas guaranteeing privateness and safety,” Apollo principal architect Satoshi Kurosaki advised Dezeen.
“The outside supplies are totally different every flooring, leading to a extremely summary constructing.”
The bottom flooring volumes constructed from board-formed, uncovered concrete, whereas the higher flooring was clad in contrasting black composite lumber.
The higher quantity initiatives over the entrance of the decrease quantity, making a coated entrance to the house and a carport space.
On getting into the house, a hallway results in the master suite and kids’s room. Each these rooms overlook an enclosed terrace with bushes and shrubs.
“The constructing is enclosed by a excessive concrete wall imprinted with the Japanese cedar formwork used to make it, which blocks views of the inside from the road,” Kurosaki defined.
Stairs lead as much as the open plan residing and kitchen space on the primary flooring, which has a vaulted ceiling clad in heat walnut wooden.
A protracted skylight runs above the staircase to the north, with built-in louvres to mood the consequences of the solar’s rays on the interior area.
The residing space opens out onto a second enclosed terrace. Massive plate glass home windows convey pure gentle from this outside area into the residing and eating area.
The toilet on this flooring additionally overlooks the terrace. The tub is positioned in entrance of the window to offer views into this inexperienced area when bathing.
Based in 2000 by Kurosaki, Apollo Architects & Associates relies in Tokyo. The studio’s earlier initiatives embrace a house that blurs indoor and outside areas and a residence that’s organized round a collection of hidden courtyards.
The images is by Masao Nishikawa.