Residence in Kurakuen (2010) by NRM-Architects Office located in Kobe-Shi, Japan | The Hardt
Residence in Kurakuen (2010) by NRM-Architects Office located in Kobe-Shi, Japan. The program called for the main residence and a working space. The house and office are two separate independent entities, however, have a seamless relationship. There are two entrances to the building, including a three-car garage and carriage porch to receive visitors. . According to the architects, the design of these elements stemmed from what the site demanded. Situated on a challenging flag-shaped site, this building is barely visible from the main road. The main structural material for this two-story home and office space is reinforced concrete. The building itself is intercepted with a circumference and the southern face’s depth and space communicate a feeling of freedom by taking and making use of the surrounding landscape in the design of a garden in the inside space. The architects consciously engaged the environment providing offered tranquil spaces with water, wind, sky.
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