47% House // Kochi Architect’s Studio

Holistic spacing in private residences has become a popular and interesting development in the world of architecture.

It marries the minimalist, utilitarian design that many enjoy in urban environments to the nature of the environment that the structure resides in.

Kochi Architect’s Studio, a Tokyo-based practiced, takes this to the next level with the creation of 47% House, which derives its name from the fact that the interior space makes up 47% of the interior space.

The unusual floor plan for the dwelling, which is located in Kamakura, Japan, consists of an asymmetrical roof which conceals the interior/exterior floor plan from the street. The roof, which partially wraps the front of the dwelling, provides generous shade for the large outdoor terrace and exterior entrance hallway. The dwelling also features floor to ceiling windows and several outdoor spaces including a garden, two hallways, and a staircase.

47% House is an elegant and regal nod to the connection between manmade and nature.


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