The client required a quiet recede as a opening to rest his body and soul wearied from his wreak as a surgeon in Yotsukaido City, Japan.
The brief was for privacy and quietness for the parents and three children to lead healthy lives.
Tokyo-based Apollo Architects& Associates, led by Satoshi Kurosaki created peace within with a two tale home facing inward to three courtyards.
The family space on the second floor is a single wraparound room with full-height glazing on two sides.
Because the house is on a loud street, chunky slabs of reinforced concrete are used to make a soundproof barrier outside the interior spaces.
The family events the infinite by traverse between within and outside, through the central hallway and roof balcony connecting the main house and annex.
Each of the three courtyards have a different atmosphere.
The smallest, towards the back of the house is a narrow space outside the bathroom.
The garage is separated behind glass from the members of this house, and gives merely a peek of the nearby street life.
The cars park against rubber barricades.
Other than the parking space, and a glimpse of the tree in the courtyard through glass, almost nothing is visible from the outside. Thick concrete blocks the sound of the heavy traffic and automobile emissions.
Farthest from the street side is the kitchen.
It occupies the region on the second largest floor.
Pristine white, it couldn’t be further removed physically and mentally from the heavy traffic guide by.
Fittingly, the peaceful residence is worded Still.
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