Modern concrete and steel dwelling in Japan by So1architect

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S Residence is a modern concrete structure with steel framing designed by architecture studio , built on sloping land in Nishinomiya, Japan. The client wished to make use of the great view from the site and to create an open space united by a garden.

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The residence was designed with reinforced concrete with a steel frame. By using the elevations of the site, the platform was raised above the road level to include a lawn garden and the main living spaces.

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The combined two structures that surround the garden make an L-shape that includes a formal living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a family living room. Though these spaces are connected, there are small level differences that lead from public to private and provide variations of familiarity.

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The flowed volume on the first floor contains private rooms for the family. The house allows one to feel nature outside and also overlook the city and the sea.

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