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Light well House : Kyoto Architecture

Contemporary Japanese House design by Keiichi Hayashi Architect

19 Dec 2008

Kyoto House

New Japanese home

Project name: Light well House

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Architect: Keiichi Hayashi

Photographs: Yoshiyuki Hirai

Light well House kitchen living space Light well House Japan

The site of the house is located on the end of a narrow lane, and is surrounded by retaining walls of adjacent sites which are raised on north and east side. Therefore, the house which stands on such sunken site has many light wells which are randomly planned. The light wells are same size and same square tube shape, and are also structure to support a roof.

Light well House Kyoto column invader voids Light well columns

On ground floor, each light well which has different angles frames the sky randomly along with different positions. On first floor, the light wells penetrate through the space of the floor. It is intended to make residents think usage of the space and activity.

Light well House – Building Information

Design Period: Jun 2006 – Jun 2007
Construction Period: Jun 2007 – Nov 2007
Function: private house
Site Area: 111.67 sqm
Building Area: 45.58 sqm
Total Floor Areas: 89.28 sqm
Stories: 2 stories
Structure: wooden, partly reinforced concrete
Structure Engineer: Satoru Shimoyama / Shimoyama structure Office

angled columns bedroom space external view

Light well House images / information from Keiichi Hayashi 191208

Location: Kyoto, Japan, eastern Asia

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