빛과 건축, 주거공간을 위한 선택. 펀칭메탈은 내외부를 구분짓는 경계선 역활과 내부거주환경;조도환경을 일정하게 유지시켜주는 어휘로 적용됩니다.
in the japanese city of osaka, architect yoshiaki yamashita has completed ‘light grain’, a three storey residence that features a perforated façade. designed for a young couple and their son, the brief called for a home that balanced the incorporation of natural light and ventilation with the need for privacy. occupying a plot of just 80 square meters, the upper level of the timber structure is clad with a steel screen, punctured with hundreds of circular openings that diffuse daylight throughout the building.
the same motif is applied to the flooring at the rear of the property, allowing light to reach a small enclosed garden that borders a ground floor bedroom. this area also adjoins a traditional japanese room, complete with tatami mats. a staircase leads to the home’s primary living accommodation above, where a kitchen is joined by a spacious dining room flanked by two secluded terraces. the uppermost storey contains the dwelling’s sleeping quarters, and features a fully external balcony elevated above the surrounding neighborhood.
location: osaka, japan
structure: wooden 3-storey
site area: 80 sqm
photography: eiji tomita