‘365°’ home by andrea hikone in Yokosuka, Japan
Within the metropolis of Yokosuka in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, architect Andrea Hikone has designed a round residential constructing that provides panoramic views of the pure environment. Named ‘365°,’ the venture is formed like a near-perfect circle with a facade that includes massive expanses of glass that confide in the ocean and let pure gentle in. Impartial colours and wood surfaces give heat to the interiors and encourage residents to get pleasure from a contented and fulfilling life all 12 months lengthy – an concept that gave rise to each the form and the identify of the residence.
Andrea Hikone has designed a round residential in Yokosuka, Japan
all photos courtesy of Yoshifumi Moriya, Nakasa and Companions
encouraging a deep reference to the pure surroundings
The venture was launched through the pandemic disaster when being at house took on a complete new that means. With folks spending all day at house, the architect got here up with the thought of making a snug, nice surroundings the place people may spend time with household, work at home, and nonetheless maintain their distance when wanted. So Andrea Hikone created a spacious, round house with an above-ground degree and an underground degree, each with a versatile, open ground plan. The rounded design generates an internal personal courtyard, the place occupants can collect and work together with one another in a semi-protected open-air house.
Positioned on the highest of a small hill, overlooking the ocean, the residence encourages residents to deepen their reference to the pure surroundings. The big floor-to-ceiling home windows additional improve this relationship whereas facilitating lighting and air flow. With power conservation in thoughts, the design additionally incorporates photo voltaic panels that seize the solar’s power and convert it into electrical energy that can be utilized by residents within the house. ‘In architectural design, we’ve got at all times thought-about it essential to contemplate power,’ the architect explains. ‘We imagine that this perspective will likely be much more in demand sooner or later.’
massive expanses of glass confide in the ocean
the home is situated on the highest of a small hill, overlooking the ocean
the residence encourages residents to deepen their reference to the pure surroundings
Andrea Hikone created a spacious, round house with a heat character