August 4, 2019 | Architecture
Kamikasa House by ALTS Design Office
Kamikasa House is A home found a guide in traditional Japanese-Style Architecture. It is located in a town away from the urban core designed by ALTS Design Office, focuses on architectural planning, designing, and renovation, based in Japan.
Most of the traditional Japanese-style houses in the countryside have a gate and a pathway within a garden that leads to an entrance. Having a garden in front of the house allows passers-by and guests to rest their eyes on the garden first. We learned from this control of flow and line-of-sight and applied it to the design of the house in a modern context.
As you walk through the front gate of the property, it leads you to the garden and then the house’s entrance, with the level of privacy increasing as you walk further into space. They carefully designed the user flow inside the house, making sure to allow for smooth motion through the garage space, kitchen/living/dining room, bedroom, and bathrooms.