Designed by VuA [Vers une Architecture from Corbusier's 1923 book], a Japanese firm headed by Tsuyoshi Michigami the HK house is located in the Ehime Prefecture in Matsuyama, Japan. The front facade was built to both shelter the interior from a busy street of traffic during the day but also to celebrate the environment and light. The glow from the interior lights illuminates the surrounding exterior in the evening.
I’m moved by the push and pull in the design of this house. The symmetry of the front facade held in tension by the window on the lower right. The elegant circular stair that becomes sculpture in the evening but is concealed by the vertical louvers in the day. The positive and negative that the facade welcomes in the evening compared to the monolithic picture it paints in the day. A very nice project.