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Azuma House by Tadao Ando architect, at Osaka, Japan, , architecture in the Great Buildings Online. 4 Introduction Introduction to Building The Azuma House, designed by Japanese Architect, Tadao Ando, is among one of his earliest. Tadao Ando was an self taught architect, who has gone far enough with his own accord in Architecture that, it create his own philosophy of.

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He divided in three a space devoted to daily life, composed of an austere geometry, with the insertion of an abstract space dedicated to the play of taeao and light. His objective, he says, was to challenge the inertia that has anco our everyday lives. Andowho sees himself as a fighter-architect, developed a series of brave proposals for small houses. Among them, Azuma House in Sumiyoshi is his proudest achievement: For it, he received an award from the Japanese Association of Architecture in Located in Sumiyoshi, a district in central OsakaJapanreplacing one of the traditional wooden-built houses of the area.

It is situated in the middle of three previously-built terraced houses.

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In the middle of this working class neighbourhood full of the noises of daily life, the house stands like a silent wall. It tada a fight to establish his identity as an architect while struggling with complex components: Azuma House developed a theme of design, but also a social theme.

Tadao Ando presented a cement box in the middle of a row of dilapidated wooden houses, of which there are masses in the central areas of Osakaand created a highly self-sufficient living space within that box. Guaranteeing individual privacy something which the traditional houses did not provide and creating a residential space which allowed for the development of modern individuals. It is an expression of the belief that Ando had, that the home is exactly the construction which can change society.

Built between dividing walls, the house sits within a plot of It is a houee box which occupies the entire plot.

The building, moving towards its centre in terms of its organisation of space, is divided into 3 spaces and centres on an uncovered patio. The treatment which Ando gives to nature in the city is another of the points which distinguishes his work. Convinced that the relationship between it and the human being is fundamental for the latter, he incorporated into the construction a way of living in which the inhabitants would participate in nature.

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In winter with the cold and the rain, or in the heat of summer, home-dwellers would have to go outside, as they have to cross the uncovered patio to access the kitchen and bathroom, feeling the wind or the rain on your face or being able to gaze out at toward the sky. There are only two rectangular forms used by the architect in taxao elevation: The totality of the austere space has been divided longitudinally in three parts: The factor which makes this patio so unique is that there is no way to cross to either side of the house without going outside; without coming into contact with nature.

Before azkma who sees this as an inconvenience rather than a benefit of this space, Tadao Ando defends his design with these words:.

If they felt cold, they could put on another layer of clothing. If they felt warm, they could take clothes off. Crossing over the entranceway, you turn to the right to access the living room, from the living room to the patio where you turn again to reach the tadwo which takes you to the upper floor or go straight ahead to arrive at the kitchen and bathroom.

A complex circulatory layout transforms a simple geometry into a rich spatial experience. On the ground floor are situated the living taado, kitchen and bathroom, separated by the external patio which is the focal point of family life, and the stairs which lead to the upper floor.

At the top of the stairs, you are faced with a bedroom and study, joined by a corridor. The central, uncovered space is the only source of natural light in the whole house. The patio, which acts as the axis of daily life of the house separates the living room, at one extreme of the ground floor, from the kitchen-diner and bathroom, situated at the other extreme.

On the upper floor, the studio faces the main bedroom, which is located on the other side of the central courtyard and reached by a corridor.

The presence of a door suggests the use of this box. The material used in this construction has a psychological effect on the observer, precisely because the absence axuma decoration invites an extraordinary empathy. That is the reason why it is said that the buildings of Tadao Ando are the maximum expression of the Japanese sense of beauty.

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The exposed reinforced concrete used for this house is presented as the only ornamental structural element, both in the andl covering and the interior walls, accompanied by some glass walls which look onto the patio and some wood finishes.

In each bedroom there are four surfaces of exposed concrete. One of these is the floor slab which, although covered in wood as insulation, permits the conduction of thermal energy through the other four walls and the ceiling. The fourth wall is a pane of floor-to-ceiling glass, with a door also made of glass and metal frames.

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The open patio, surrounded by walls of concrete, glass and slate, reflects the natural light and creates complex shadows. Azuma House — Row House.

Location Located in Sumiyoshi, a district in central OsakaJapanreplacing one of the traditional wooden-built houses of the area. Concept Azuma House developed a theme of design, but also a social theme.

The patio and nature The factor which makes this patio so unique is that there is no way to cross to either side of the house without going outside; without coming into contact with nature.

Before anyone who sees this as an inconvenience rather than a benefit of this space, Tadao Ando defends his design with these words: Materials The material used in this construction has a azyma effect on the observer, precisely because the absence of decoration invites an extraordinary empathy.

Bedrooms In each bedroom there are four surfaces of exposed concrete. Patio Housee open patio, surrounded by walls tafao concrete, glass and slate, reflects the natural light and creates complex shadows. Architecture is better explained in images Azums us on Instagram! Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.

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