M4-house [ House of Overlap ]

Lead DesignerMasahiko Sato
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Prize(s)3rd Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
Entry Description

My concept of M4-house is: protecting privacy and security; creating a happy and safe space for family;and making full use of site.To make full use of site, I make parking space for bicycles and cars as a whole without using conventional fences and carport. I design a large courtyard to bring sunshine and wind into interior. I planted trees in the courtyard to make balcony terrace a whole with courtyard and protect the privacy. Also the family can feel the changes of season in living & dining room.In day time, the sunlight going through leaves from atrium makes living & dining room very friendly and harmony. In night, I used indirect light in handrail of stars to make the space beautiful. Appearance has masses with four differences level that creates sense of rhythm and connectivity by connecting red cedar masses with bold black frames.


In daily life, people put themselves in a space somewhere.
Home, school, work, public institution, commercial facility...
In every space, what do people see, experience and feel?
We base on people, harmonize every element, like function, things, environment to create a space and the style, and that is our job. We'd love to keep creating the space that makes your life joyful and pleasant, the space becomes more attractive and valuable by people who are enjoying it.