photos by Hiroshi Ueda | click to enlarge
the old townhouse that used to occupy the site
Connecting the past to the present, Hiroshima-based UID Architects have completed a contemporary residence on the site where a traditional Japanese townhouse (Machiya) previously stood. Mimicking the garden, which was enclosed by the old home, the architects placed a similar courtyard in the middle of the home, accompanied by skylights that compensated for the sunlight that had been shut out tall buildings that surrounded it.
This isn’t the first time UID has placed gardens in the middle of homes. Check out Nest, a home constructed at the foot of a mountain. Or check out our little collection of homes where architects have brought the outdoors, in.
Source: press release