Multi-generational home with walled-in garden in Japan's Kanto region
April 09, 2021 - Japan
Apollo Architects & Associates has designed a family home with a walled-in garden that houses two generations under one roof and aims to blend indoor and outdoor living. Tokyo-based architecture studio Apollo Architects & Associates replaced an existing home in Japan's Kanto region with a two-storey building designed to emphasise the connection between the interior and the garden.
Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, Noble House and its garden are surrounded by a tall, concrete wall that aims to create the feel of an "inner world". "The house is facing three different sides," Apollo Architects & Associates founder Satoshi Kurosaki told Dezeen.
"We tried to inherit the memory of the old house by incorporating the magnificent pine tree and podocarpus tree which was in the Japanese garden of the original house, adding more trees to create a fuller landscape. Openness was one of the key themes in creating unity among the two-generational home positioned over separate floors,
The ground floor of the home is dedicated to the client's mother and contains a large open-plan living-dining space, a bedroom and a bathroom, all of which are adjoined by terraces. A tatami room and study space are also found on the ground floor and are accessed off the shared entrance.
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