Hideo Kumaki: Green House

On the site of a former farm in Tokyo, the Japanese architect has completed a house describing the profile of a sinuous garden, offering residents privacy, shade and ventilation.

Japanese architect Hideo Kumaki has created a particular house inspired by curved lines and the green. On an old agricultural terrain in Tokyo, the new building describes the profile of a sinuous garden, offering residents privacy, shade and ventilation.

The project seeks to use the idea of "green" in a constructive manner. An entire front of the house is screened by a green wall made simply of climbing plants, which grow on a metal structure. The result is a space protected from the sun, which acts as a natural extension of the dining room to the exterior, while simultaneously serving as an acoustic and thermal barrier.

The interior space contains no right angles, and achieves a particular fluidity, suggesting a spatial continuum which connects one room to another. Kumaki states his first goal was to create a curved shape that could better respond to wind exposure, to then crystallise an interior where the same wind can flow with no interruptions.
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012
Hideo Kumaki, Green House, Tokyo 2012

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