• Etobun in Fukushima, Japan by LIFE STYLE KOUBOU

    “More than a house but less than a store” Walking into the urbanization control area from the inner city of Fukushima City through Prefectural Road 4, a peaceful rural landscape with a number of long stone-built warehouses come into sight, along with apple and pear farms. The owner’s grandfather also built a magnificent stone warehouse in 1973 and has been taking care of it well ever since.

     

    https://www10.aeccafe.com/blogs/arch-showcase/2019/02/15/etobun-in-fukushima-japan-by-life-style-koubou/

  • RINGS by Life Style Koubou

    As a solution, we came up with a basic shape structured by piling six concrete panel ‘rings’, each slightly shifted to create stairs-like tiers. There are no windows, and piers are shielded with first and second rings acting as a moat. The soaring concrete panels standing firmly build a strong presence, overcoming the forcefulness of the surrounding. Meanwhile, the panels have been toned down, set back and designed to set off the roadside tree standing right in front to prevent the house from being overly coercive in the area.

     

    https://www.gooood.cn/rings-by-life-style-koubou.htm

  • life style koubou crafts expressive greenhouse and flower studio from nested boxes

    the inner wooden box structure hosts a studio space in which students practice the art of ikebana, or flower arranging. the studio is characterized by a minimal, open plan with an interior clad in wooden panels punctuated by small, irregular punch windows. this scattering of windows offers the studio a warm, ambient lighting condition. life style koubou embarked on the design of an expressive greenhouse and ikebana studio following the 2011 tōhoku earthquake. acting as a small botanical garden, the project aims to uplift the occupants of the neighborhood with a display of nature’s vitality.

     

    https://www.designboom.com/architecture/life-style-koubou-glass-studio-fukushima-01-04-18/

  • “One year project” (52 m2), Fukushima, Japan by Life Style Koubou

    The architecture facing and adjusting the nature The site is located at the base of Bandai-san(mountain), we designed a second house for the family who living in the city. This region is designated as special heavy snowfalls area, we used more than 2m-high snow load to design a stilt structural system to protect the house from snow. The house has two blocks; a living function and a life related watery function are separately accommodated in each block. These are connected by a bridge that makes people enjoy harshness and happiness in natural environment with their five senses.

     

    https://bookofhomes.com/2018/12/24/one-year-project-fukushima-japan-by-life-style-koubou/

  • RINGS

    The premises face a busy road and have high-rise apartment buildings on both sides. The owner requested for a quiet and free home in such environment, a house which blocks the line of sight from the outside but is also spacious, and has a strong presence among tall buildings while also blending in with the scenery.

     

    https://archello.com/project/ring-2

  • A Long House / Life Style Koubou

    Text description provided by the architects. The premises are located in Soma City, Fukushima. Minamisoma is known for “Soma Nomaoi” wild horse chase festival, one of the biggest festivals Fukushima has to offer—or perhaps best recognized as the “temporary evacuation designated zone”. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, many moved out of the city and still keep themselves away from the city. There are great quantities of empty houses in the area. The owner and his wife who have separately asked us for a renovation also had no choice but to evacuate temporarily. After deregulation, they chose to go back to the city they had been living in for decades, and we were asked to renovate their cherished home.

     

    https://www.archdaily.com/

  • ETOBUN

    This is a house built by repairing a stone-built warehouse.The owner’s family were to build a new house and live on his wife’s parents’ premises, but there was already a fine warehouse made of stone built back in 1973.There were glimpses of similar stone warehouses in the surrounding area, creating a distinctive scenery.

     

    https://archello.com/project/etobun

  • A LONG HOUSE

    The plan of the house was too big for just the two of them. While reconstruction of a smaller house seemed to be the best idea as they simply wanted a more minimal house, we wanted to make full use of the original exterior, especially the tiled roof blending in with the scenery perfectly and strong enough to survive the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Our suggestion was to keep the roof structure as it is, and minimize the living space and renovate most of the remaining area into a terrace.

     

    https://archello.com/project/a-long-house

  • “One year project” (52 m2), Fukushima, Japan by Life Style Koubou

    The architecture facing and adjusting the nature The site is located at the base of Bandai-san(mountain), we designed a second house for the family who living in the city. This region is designated as special heavy snowfalls area, we used more than 2m-high snow load to design a stilt structural system to protect the house from snow. The house has two blocks; a living function and a life related watery function are separately accommodated in each block. These are connected by a bridge that makes people enjoy harshness and happiness in natural environment with their five senses.

     

    https://bookofhomes.com/2018/12/24/one-year-project-fukushima-japan-by-life-style-koubou/

  • life style koubou completes a windowless concrete house with sunny courtyard interiors

    amidst the urban context of japan’s fukushima city, life style koubou completes ‘ring’ — a house designed as a spacious, open-air fortress. facing a major road and surrounded by high-rises, the windowless residence is closed off from the exterior and exhibits a strong presence within its context. while this impenetrable, concrete enclosure ensures the privacy of the occupant, the interior is flooded with overhead sunlight. life style koubou managed this duality by designing the structure fundamentally as a stack of stepped volumes.

     

    https://www.designboom.com/architecture/life-style-koubou-fukushima-house-12-18-18/

  • Windowless Residence in Japan Hides a Wood-Paneled Paradise

    Life Style Koubou recently completed construction of a windowless home in Fukushima, Japan. Contrasting surrounding high rise towers with its low-level structure, the standout residence exudes a minimalist appeal with its all-over concrete enclosure.

     

    https://hypebeast.com/2018/12/life-style-koubou-fukushima-house

  • ETOBUN

    The owner’s family who were to move to this area was thinking of clearing the warehouse and building a new house. When the family came to us and visited the premises together, there was a well-kept, grave but somewhat lively stone warehouse blending into the scenery.

     

    https://life-style-koubou.divisare.pro/projects/399907-etobun

  • LIFE STYLE KOUBOU HOUSE WITH LATTICEWORK

    The house is built in the Kamata area, located north of the heart of Fukushima City . Nearby is the Abukuma River running through Fukushima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture.

     

    https://divisare.com/projects/399908-house-with-latticework

  • 亿造学院与日本建筑大师打造木结构建筑设计之旅

  • One year project designed by Life Style Koubou

    The Japan based architectural office Life Style Koubou has designed "One year projectl" family villa that located at the base of Mount Bandai a stratovolcano in Inawashiro-town, Bandai-town, and Kitashiobara village, in Yama-Gun, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

     

    http://www.amazingarchitecture.com/post/one-year-project-designed-by-life-style-koubou

  • life style koubou crafts wooden home in japan using panelized cedar

    japanese firm life style koubou has designed a steel and timber house in domae, fukushima. the scheme takes full advantage of its 76 square meter plot and incorporates nature in the form of plants and trees. the trapezoid-shaped building has three floors, each with a series of voids and solids. a steel framework has been used for the house’s main structure, with the living space built using laminated and panelized cedar planks — a material known as ‘WOOD. ALC’ or ‘W. ALC’ for short.

     

    https://www.designboom.com/architecture/house-in-domae-life-style-koubou-06-16-2018/

  • timber slats delineate triangle house by life style koubou

    located in the japanese prefecture of fukushima, this dwelling designed by life style koubou uses timber slats to delineate internal space. named ‘triangle house’, the two level property contains living accommodation at ground floor level, with a tatami room joining a kitchen and a dining space. above, a lofted area boasts additional floor space with an office found in a more secluded area of the home. a storage area can also be found behind a retractable curtain. the external form of the residence has been shaped to shed heavy snowfall, while tiled slates give the façades a monolithic appearance.

     

    https://www.designboom.com/architecture/timber-slats-delineate-triangle-house-by-life-style-koubou-02-21-2015/

  • life style koubou arranges sundial house in a radial fashion

    japanese architectural practice life style koubou has designed a single storey dwelling, with internal programs arranged in a radial manner. united beneath a large slate-clad canopy, the home’s unusual layout eliminates the need for corridors, and ensures close relationships between each room. the residence’s primary living space is located at the heart of the plan where a large window offers constant external views of the passing street. ancillary spaces are then organized around the central accommodation, providing inhabitants with a series of private, flexible volumes.

     

    https://www.designboom.com/architecture/life-style-koubou-sundial-house-japan-02-07-2015/

  • DOM AKO SÚČASŤ LESA

    Nezvyčajný objekt zložený z dvoch domčekov na pilieroch spojených mostíkom stojí v horskom prostredí Japonska. Slúži ako druhý dom pre rodinu žijúcu v meste. Jeden z domčekov pôsobí ako vyhliadková veža a druhý ako známa chalúpka na stračej nôžke. Čo viedlo architektov k takémuto riešeniu?

     

    https://www.asb.sk/architektura/stavby/rodinne-domy/dom-ako-sucast-lesa

  • archello / One year project

    The architecture facing and adjusting the nature The site is located at the base of Bandai-san(mountain), we designed a second house for the family who living in the city. This region is designated as special heavy snowfalls area, we used more than 2m-high snow load to design a stilt structural system to protect the house from snow. The house has two blocks; a living function and a life related watery function are separately accommodated in each block. These are connected by a bridge that makes people enjoy harshness and happiness in natural environment with their five senses.

     

    https://archello.com/project/one-year-project

  • life style workshop integrates ‘one year project’ into japan’s natural woodland habitat

    in japan’s ibaraki prefecture, local practice life style koubou has completed a timber dwelling elevated above the natural landscape. named ‘house in itsuura’, the single storey property is perched on two organically formed supports that allow the remainder of the structure to be embedded within the sloping terrain. over time it is imagined that the home will forge an even stronger relationship with its surroundings, as the timber takes on a naturally weathered appearance.

     

    life style workshop integrates ‘one year project’ into japan’s natural woodland habitat

  • life style koubou embeds timber dwelling into japanese hillside

    in japan’s ibaraki prefecture, local practice life style koubou has completed a timber dwelling elevated above the natural landscape. named ‘house in itsuura’, the single storey property is perched on two organically formed supports that allow the remainder of the structure to be embedded within the sloping terrain. over time it is imagined that the home will forge an even stronger relationship with its surroundings, as the timber takes on a naturally weathered appearance.

     

    life style koubou embeds timber dwelling into japanese hillside

  • Life Style Koubou built this house by using local materials in Fukushima prefecture

    Japanese architecture firm Life Style Koubou Architectural Design has completed a small family house by only using local materials and construction techniques in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The single-storey house – named as “Cave: Living with Nature” – was made of soil and sun-dried bricks in order to avoid paying to transport this material off-site.

     

    https://worldarchitecture.org/architecture-news/cmpmn/life_style_koubou_built_this_house_by_using_local_materials_in_fukushima_prefecture.htm

  • One Year Project / Life Style Koubou

    https://www.archdaily.com/891476/one-year-project-life-style-koubou

  • House in Itsuura / Life Style Koubou

    位于茨城县北部的Itsuura市以繁荣的渔业闻名。冈仓天心迷恋Itsuura海岸线的风景,热爱此地,并以其为最终居所。这里有一些历史性建筑,比如由天心设计的Rokakudo静居以及天心纪念美术馆。

    住宅的主人是个渔民。他的祖先是一位在天心附近工作的水手侍丛。据说当年天心留下一句话:“渔人务请植树于山。”这一设计方案的故事始于渔人打算充分利用从祖先那继承的山林场地,来设计这栋住宅。

     

    House in Itsuura / Life Style Koubou