Two cantilevered stacked volumes of contrasting supplies kind Laxus, a brand new dwelling 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 informed Dezeen.
“The outside supplies are totally different every ground, leading to a extremely summary constructing.”
The bottom ground volumes constructed from board-formed, uncovered concrete, whereas the higher ground was clad in contrasting black composite lumber.
The higher quantity initiatives over the entrance of the decrease quantity, making a lined entrance to the house and a carport space.
On getting into the house, a hallway results in the main bedroom and kids’s room. Each these rooms overlook an enclosed terrace with timber 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 dwelling and kitchen space on the primary ground, which has a vaulted ceiling clad in heat walnut wooden.
An extended skylight runs above the staircase to the north, with built-in louvres to mood the results of the solar’s rays on the interior area.
The dwelling space opens out onto a second enclosed terrace. Giant plate glass home windows carry pure mild from this out of doors area into the dwelling and eating area.
The lavatory on this ground additionally overlooks the terrace. The bath is positioned in entrance of the window to offer views into this inexperienced area when bathing.
Based in 2000 by Kurosaki, Apollo Architects & Associates is predicated in Tokyo. The studio’s earlier initiatives embrace a house that blurs indoor and out of doors areas and a residence that’s organized round a sequence of hidden courtyards.
The images is by Masao Nishikawa.