Japanese architects Shinichi Ogawa & Associates have completed this house in Kanagawa, Japan, which features a double-height central living area connecting all the rooms.
Called Cube House, the project features a glazed roof that allows natural light into the atrium.
Photographs are by Satoshi Shigeta.
Here’s more information from Shinichi Ogawa & Associates:
The house is built on a 1.5M grid module in all XYZ directions.
This site is at a corner of the new residential area in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.
The space is composed of a solid cube of 9.0M x 9.0M x 6.0M and a cubic void of 4.5M x 4.5M x 6.0M.
The hall, children’s room, kitchen are laid out to surround the living-dining room on the ground floor.
On the first floor, the bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, courtyard, are laid out to surround the double floor-height well which is 6.0M.
Each room of the interior space is connected through the void of the living room.
And the void cuts off the sky as a geometric form, letting the sunlight inside.
In this house, all events, the changes of the seasons, course of time, and human activity, are created through the void.