House in Hatsugano

This lot is bordered by a road on the west and boxed in by houses on the south, north, and east.
Houses will also be built across the road to the west, so architect’s main challenge was securing adequate privacy and natural light.
As a result, architect decided to design the building around a central courtyard. Although the facade appears monolithic from the street, the instant the front door is opened one is confronted by an open, light-filled courtyard.


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