The diagonal columns are tied together at the bottom and reach the roof grid frame at their top. On the ground floor, these columns appear as trunks of trees making the space open and one continuum with the garden. In contrast, on the first floor, they become dispersed and one may feel to be surrounded by branches of trees. Daily goods inserted and stored in-between these columns, act as leaves of tree, and will gradually define the personal space for each family member.
Y House, Kamakura City, Japan
Program: single-family house
Architects: Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio
Structural engineer: Ladderup Architects
Area: 144.5 sqm