Lots of considerations have to be taken into account when it comes to designing a house in the corner of the street. Look at the following house design.
Located in a city in Japan called Akita, Shiro house is designed by Takeru Shoji Architecture. The design includes a beautiful element of a triangular window that stands from top to bottom. The window is purposefully built so that the dwellers can enjoy the scenery. Without neglecting the fact of the strong snowfall, it remains a cosy home for a family of three.
Built on a 92.5-meter square land, the house is located at the fork of a road, and the road sees heavy traffic. Designing a house in such a place needs so many considerations. Thus, the walls that face the road are inclined at 7-degree angle inwards. This approach is considered better to make the building not oppressive to the surroundings than the conventional one.
Going to the inside, everyone can see that the design and element of the house complement each other. The first floor consists of the main bedroom in the Japanese style and a bathroom. The second floor that has a minimum open space design sees loft space. This design allows the interior to be compact but large and cosy.
Large Triangular Window
When the residents first enter the house, they will see the buffer space and triangular window that connects two floors. It is built by cutting off the diagonal walls. The window is designed that way as the brief mentions that the family hopes to enjoy the cherry blossom trees that line the Taihei River. Thus, the window is designed to help the house open to the surrounding. That way, the dwellers can extend their sight further outward while living inside a compacted house.
While the window gives an advantage for the dwellers to enjoy the scenery outside without the need to go outside, it works the same for the passer-by. The window provides a glimpse of the interior while giving a new look to the city. It becomes a mean of the house to communicate with the surrounding.
Although the house is compact, it maintains its distance from the nearby houses. So, it can let some light in that makes the inside room bright throughout the day.
Source : futuristarchitecture