The House in Sakura was designed by Yamazaki Kentaro Design.
The house brings an impression of living in a large garden. It provokes the feeling of being in the yard while doing ordinary things like cooking, reading, watching TV or taking a shower.
The designers offered long-span housing formed by five blocks. Each of the blocks is slightly shifted in alignment from the next and each of them performs its function.
The space that connects the blocks was left opened to provide a full view of the exterior. There space is ambiguous without defining boundaries between the living zone, the kitchen and the working area.
The configuration of the blocks was made to resist earthquakes. This is very important in this region because the south and north facing zones of the structure don’t have walls that whould obstruct the view of the garden.
This brings the owners the feeling of depth inside the space and let them taking the complete advantage of the north-south plot where the house is constructed.
The exterior walls of only 125mm thick form the unusual sense that the entire structure is but part of an interior.