Love House by Takeshi Hosaka | Yellowtrace

Love House by Takeshi Hosaka | Yellowtrace

Love House by Takeshi Hosaka | Yellowtrace

Love House by Takeshi Hosaka | Yellowtrace

 

Architects: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Year completed: 2005
Site Area: 33.16 m2
Photography: Masao Nishikawa & Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

 

Takeshi Hosaka Architects have created this 3.3m-wide and 10m-deep box that contains a house with no windows. Instead, a curved courtyard has been carved out, tracing an arc from the front door to the back wall. Containing an unprotected staircase that veers away from the orthogonal boundary wall, a full-height void occupies residual space in the corner. Cast in concrete but framed in timber throughout, the staircase forms part of the ground-floor mass, containing within its depth a bathroom, bedroom and bathroom at the curved apex. Above this, sat upon the gently curved wedge, is a top-lit galley kitchen that serves the dining room and terrace.

 

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[Photography © Masao Nishikawa & Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners.]

 

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