Architect Show Co. completed the design and development of House of Corridor, a contemporary residence located in Fukuoka, Japan. Playing with geometric shapes, the architects created a visually intriguing street facade. A wooden entrance was integrated in the overall design of the building, adding an interesting aesthetic effect, as well as a functional feature: the first level of the house is completely shut from the curious eyes of the passers-by.
On a property surrounded by villas on three sides, planning House of Corridor came with many challenges: “I aimed at a house that can protect private spaces, while capturing wind and light. Provided with a light coat in the center of the house, I had to create a vertical connection. I developed a bright and spacious living room connecting the upper and lower level, without narrowing the space”, explained the architect. High ceilings and minimalist arrangements define the rooms of this Japanese home, where everything looks and feels magnified. [Photos by: Toshihisa Ishii]
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts