Glass House for diver
This glass house was designed by the studio NaF Architect & design . It is located in Etadzima in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The site area is 442 sqm residence ,The glass structure is hidden behind large concrete blocks laid on top of each other, which promotes privacy and even protection from earthquakes.
The intervals between the wind and allow sunlight to penetrate freely, as well as open views of the surrounding area. The glass building is equipped with a roof, so the concrete structure is absent. It should be noted that the blocks were made in the local production of recycled residues, so that their cost is negligible, and the utility is essential.
NAF Architect & Design:
This building, just as building blocks that build up, a large block of unreinforced concrete of 1m × 1m × 0.5m, and relief, such as landscape, it has become the structure intact. Concrete block This large, are made anywhere if the cement factory in the Etajima, is very cheap, usually utilized for the weight of the raft culture and retaining walls slope because it reuses the only cement surplus are.
At about that also specializes in block masonry craftsman, it is possible to make low-cost structure in a short period of time. As you accumulate by changing the orientation and spacing of various block this large, where there is visibility, but also escape the wind, where necessary of privacy can also be a closed and mason’s work. Moreover, the indoor space and a roof over there somewhere other than this block. The roof on the top of the block is not applied in reverse.
Thus, in masonry blocks that are the light that will plug, the reflected light is guided to the room. Since this block to entwine the various types of Tsurushokubutsu will grow in the future and further to the hills of green and flowers. Large amount of mass that are masonry block this, as the structure of the building is too large scale, and it is normal that are quite different appearance. Free space exists because it is also a landscape also plays a role, such as lead to indoor air, light and even green, but are not bound to a form of architecture there is so far would be spread.
Project name: Glass House for diver
Location: Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan
Coordinates: 34.152964, 132.444216
- Type By Characteristic: Japanese House, Green & Sustainable House
- Type By Site: Ocean House
- Type By Size: Small House – (51 sqm – 200 sqm)
- Type By Materials: Glass House
Structure: Steel + large unreinforced masonry block RC
Maximum height: 4.200 m
Maximum eave height: 4.110 m
Frontal road: 2.55 m west
Site area: 442.00 sqm
Construction area: 104.46 sqm
Total floor area: 97.26 sqm
Design Year: December 2008 – April 2010
Construction Year: May 2010 – Aug 8, 2011
Completion Year: 2011
Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: NAF Architect & Design – Hiroshima, Japan
Project Architect: Tetsuya Nakazono
Text Description: © Courtesy of NAF Architect & Design
Images: © NAF Architect & Design