Thursday, October 17, 2013

House in Hyogo by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates

This house in Hyogo, Japan, by local architect Shogo Aratani is made up of overlapping concrete slabs that accommodate an interior of staggered floors and ramped corridors.

The three-storey house is located at the junction of two roads, one inclining gently upwards and another sloping down, and Shogo Aratani wanted to use these existing levels to generate the floors inside the building.

“We thought that a new development of another level was pointless,” he said. “It was more natural to follow the context.”

The architect designed a split-level floorplate that corresponds with the highest and lowest parts of the road, then incorporated a mediating floor between that matches the level of a neighbouring plot.

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