Project Team: Mitsuharu Kojima, Wataru Kobayashi
Area: 114.27 sqm
Location: Isesaki, Japan
The Shape of Breeze is located in one of the hottest areas during summer in Japan. During summer the area is very humid and temperatures can exceed 40 degrees, therefore most houses in the neighbourhood own an air conditioner. However, since the client doesn’t like cold winds from air conditioners, he wants to the comfortable house without an air conditioner.
In the beginning, to make air easily flowing, StrudioGreenBlue decided to put boxes making a small tunnel that divided yard into two areas south and north.In hot summer months, to avoid direct sunlight to brighten the room, we adjusted “eaves”, “wall”, “wing walls”, and had windows leaning to get more breeze.
StudioGreenBlue decided to put a leaning ceiling to enlarge the amount of breeze into the room. In cold winter months, the sun orbit is lower than in summer, so that more direct sunlight enters in the room. As the white floors and the leaning ceiling reflect light, sunlight reaches in the recesses of the room.
When designing according to the breeze flow, the designers got the shape of “Ojigi(a Japanese bowing with his whole heart)”. That figure spread mellow lights the indoor and the outdoor. During the day, you can delight in the beauty of contrast between light and shadow.