27 Sep '15, 4pm

Japanese House Saves Space with Curved Floors: via @Inhabitat #Architecture #InteriorDesign

Japanese House Saves Space with Curved Floors: via @Inhabitat #Architecture #InteriorDesign

Hosaka’s creative design solution isn’t just for looks–an innovative approach was necessary to mitigate the challenging and cramped site conditions. Sandwiched between existing buildings on the south and north, as well as a nearly ten-foot-tall retaining wall on the east side, the site was left with limited access to views and natural light. In response, Hosaka created a basement level to expand the building footprint by a third and introduced curved floors so that natural light and crosswinds could enter the space. Three large, rectangular glazed openings are located on the east and west facades.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/house-in-byoubuguara-uses-curved-flo...

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