House K is a minimal residence located in Ishikawa, Japan, designed by Yuichi Yoshida & Associates. The project is a rebuilding of a house built in the suburbs of a local city. Each layer has a distinct three-layer structure with different characteristics as a composition. In order to pay attention to the surroundings, the architects stacked volumes that were slightly smaller than the building coverage in each layer while shifting back and forth and to the left and right. The first floor is closed because it is a block wall on the back with walls on both sides. The only open roadside is a built-in garage to alleviate the burden of winter snow shoveling. The second floor does not open to the side where scenery can not be expected, such as the laundry of the neighboring window or the solarium.
Photography by Kenta Hasegawa