House K is located in the town surrounded by mountains. The image is shining white box in which one will live feeling the transition of light and shadow while letting go of their mind.

The intention is to design interior spaces where one feel natures such as light,wind, and rain. Mixing inner spaces with outer spaces, the spaces respond to the city. Inserting the outer terrace into the white box to bring nature to the inner spaces, light and wind from the terrace go through spaces via T-shaped void. Top light and light from the terrace reflected by the walls pour into the inner spaces. These lights would express transitional beauty.

Putting the terrace between rooms for children and corridors, these spaces have migratory. Corridors around the terrace are like ‘Engawa’, semi-outdoor spaces which are typical Japanese spaces. The terrace extended towards mountains around the site will be a delightful space. In the living room spatially sandwiched between the terrace and the garden, providing the view of trees and the sky feeling various light.

The thin white plate floating besides the white box is my image. To make this image come true, the column of the roof are a pair of thin steel poles. One will see one’s own sky through the slit of the white volume from the terrace, the living room in the 1st floor, rooms for children. House K adds a new scene on the existing city. The distinctive form consists of white volume, floating white plate, and framed sky provides tranquil spatial qualities for the landscape.

House K is designed to reveal a sequence of spaces combining expansiveness and symbiosis. Nature and the architecture stimulating with each other, spaces expand to infinity.



Total Floor Area:160.64m2
Built Area:91.09m2
Site Area:213.62m2

Lead Architect : Yoshitaka Uchino
Architect : Mana Muraki / YDS Architects
Engineer : Tadasu Abe / Myu Structural Engineer
Photographer : Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji

House K by Yoshitaka Uchino in Japan won the WA Award Cycle 25. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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Yoshitaka Uchino