A’ House / Wiel Arets Architects

first_img Japan ArchDaily CopyHouses•Minato, Japan Projects “COPY” Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/583884/a-house-wiel-arets-architects Clipboard 2014 Save this picture!© Jan Bitter+ 35 Share photographs:  Jan BitterPhotographs:  Jan Bitter Consultants:EOS plus, Tai Mikio Architect & Associates, LOW FAT structure Inc., Comodo Co. LTD, Oskomera Group BV, Saint Gobain Glass, Eiger Co. LtdClient:Arets-SijstermansProject Team:Wiel Arets, Satoru Umehara, Alex KunnenCollaborators:Jörg Lüthke, Jean-Jacques Jungers, Sadamu Shirafuji, Ilze PakloneCity:MinatoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jan BitterRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. This compact private residence is nestled within the dense expanse of Tokyo, in Nishi-Azabu—a neighborhood characterized by narrow streets and traditional low-rise houses—which borders a park heavily visited during the spring, when the city’s cherry trees begin to bloom. Its 136-square-meter area consists of five horizontally divided spaces, each connected by a minuscule sculptural spiraling staircase that, given the footprint of the house, allows for loft-like spaces within its intimate confines. Oversized windows punctuate the house, each with two layers of glazing; one is transparent and one is of the same relief glass that wraps the façade. These oversized windows, with their dual layers of glazing, can be countlessly reconfigured, to regulate the interior flow of daylight.Save this picture!© Jan BitterBoth the transparent and relief glass of the house’s windows slides on tracks, which extend to double the width of each, for unobstructed views. They also extend to the floor, to ensure that the house remains responsive to passing street life. When closed, they cloak the house within an iridescent texture. On the ground floor, one of these windows serves as the main entry, and slides open to reveal the kitchen. Each level has a different program: the lowermost consists of storage and technical spaces; the lower two bedrooms, permeated by daylight via sliver windows that span the full length of the house, at street level; the kitchen and dining room occupy the ground floor; the living room the first; and the uppermost a master suite, with a wooden ofuro.Save this picture!© Jan BitterA small terrace is attached to the master bedroom, yet it is expansive, relative to the house’s size. Its northeastern wall is composed of the same textured glazing that shields the house’s windows, except that there is no layer of transparent glass behind it, as the terrace is completely open to the exterior elements. When retracted, a balustradeless view toward the park suddenly appears. When closed, the view is obstructed, which introverts the terrace and imparts privacy within this publicly exposed level of the house. Conversely, the southwestern wall of the terrace is also the pinnacle of the house’s textured façade, into which a cut was created to introduce ample interior daylight to the master suite. The cut left a void in that wall of the terrace, which in turn created an enveloping exterior space, roofed only by the sky.Save this picture!© Jan BitterSave this picture!© Jan BitterDue to the house’s slender site, a fold was created along its southern façade, angled so that it retreats from the street-site boundary at ground level; it provides just enough space for a Smart car. Subtly bold when seen from afar, the house blends into its context. And when all of its windows are opened, or when a combination of several are open and closed, the house morphs to expose its kaleidoscopic qualities to the neighborhood and its residents. Structurally, it is composed of concrete, and is earthquake proof in accordance with stringent local regulations. Centrally sited within Tokyo, with the possibility to turn toward the city, or retreat into itself, all in multiple configurations; A’ House is an idiosyncratic private residence engaged in a continual dialogue with its traditional context, which simultaneously anticipates the future.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Uma AdusumilliInterviewsFaith & Form’s 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award Rewards Diversity in Religiou…Architecture News Share Area:  136 m² Area:  136 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project A’ House / Wiel Arets ArchitectsSave this projectSaveA’ House / Wiel Arets Architects CopyAbout this officeWiel Arets ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMinatoHousesJapanPublished on January 05, 2015Cite: “A’ House / Wiel Arets Architects” 05 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: Missionaries to Costa Rica visit Troy

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 10:48 am Saturday, March 30, 2019 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Jose Villalta was mad or, for a better choice of words, angry. He was not happy and he could not find the happiness he desired no matter where he looked.“Then, I found Jesus and my life changed,” Villalta said. “My heart that had been angry and empty was filled with love. Now, my heart is so soft that I cry.”Villalta wiped a tear from his eye and added with a smile, “I have something in my eye.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Dunbar Drive residents preparing for what’s next As the Troy Housing Authority prepares to dispose of and sell Dunbar Drive, residents in the homes are preparing for… read more By Jaine Treadwell Before Jesus came into his heart, Villalta said he was smoking and drinking and doing other things he should not be doing.“Then I read this book, ‘Angels: God’s Secret Agents’ by Dr. Billy Graham and God spoke to me, to my heart,” he said. “I asked God to heal this gray, emptiness in my heart and He heard me and healed me.“I accepted God’s invitation and surrendered my whole life to Him and He changed me. Now, I’m like a big teddy bear with a soft heart.” After Villalta surrendered his heart God, he found the peace he had been seeking and became involved in a prison ministry and other outreach opportunities. When Villalta learned about the need for missionaries in his native Costa Rica, he felt a tugging in his heart.But life was good here in the United States. The Villaltas’ children were here and it was a good place for them to be together. But the calling was strong and Villalta answered with “Here am I, God send me.”Leda joined her husband in his willingness to go and take God’s message of love and salvation to those in Costa Rica whose hearts were empty of God’s love and grace.“Our nest was empty so we could go,” Leda said. “Our children asked why we wanted to leave them here and go back to Costa Rica. We said ‘because we have been called by God.’” TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: Missionaries to Costa Rica visit Troy By The Penny Hoarder The couple returned to Costa Rica in 2011 and began the Barranca Ministry with a Bible club under a Mango tree in Esparzol. The ministry is now thriving in rented building with a feeding program, school sponsorship program sewing class for ladies, disciple programs, soccer club and events and activities that demonstrate God’s love and caring and the shared caring for those in the community.“We are reaching Costa Rica for Christ,” Leda said. “Before the Bible club, the teens were drug dealers and leaders of gangs but now they share God’s love and are leading young people to Christ.”About 95 percent of the children in the slum areas do not have a father around, Leda said. “People there do not marry but we recently have had three weddings and that is encouraging.”The Villaltas have a bed and breakfast in the city that helps support the financial obligations of the house and property they rent for worship services and activities. The property and house are for sale for $40,000. Purchasing that property would give stability to the Barranca-Ministry and provided opportunities for future growth. Several churches in the local area are supporting the Barranca-Ministry and its efforts to purchase the rental properties.The Villaltas were in Troy last week to visit at First Baptist Church and other local churches that support their ministry.Morgan Drinkard said her relationship with Jose and Leda Villalta began in 2013 when she visited Costa Rica with a mission team from First Baptist Church of Troy.“Brother Luke Lane, our lead pastor at the time, was leading a focus in our church on Acts 1:8,” Drinkard said. “This charge in the Bible is for the Gospel to be spread to the ends of the Earth.Leda and Jose had just started their full-time ministry in Costa Rica and wanted to organize a Christmas party in this small community. They felt this outreach event would allow them to meet members of the community and invite them to a Bible club they were hosting.”The Christmas party soon became an annual event that opened opportunities for Jose and Leda to grow their ministry through partnerships with community members. Over the next few years teams from FBC Troy and other places continued to visit Barranca Ministries.What Drinkard said most people say about working with Barranca Ministries is that – “you think you are being called to help them, but they are the ones discipling you.”“Jose and Leda are displaying active obedience to the gospel through their self-sacrificing dedication to their ministry,” Drinkard said. “They are pouring their energy, resources and leadership skills into the people of Esparzol.”The Villaltas have built a community of support in the Troy area. People from different churches, different cities and with different interests are supportive of them and their ministry.In their last visit to Troy, the Villaltas met with local pastors from a variety of churches, spoke to four area churches and spent time with many community members.“I think it’s important that we understand the need for support and community in our own town and all over the world,” Drinkard said. “It’s not choosing to support international missions over domestic missions or one group over the other. Leda and Jose are a great testament to the fruit that can be produced when we sacrifice our own comforts and pleasures for the Gospel.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Email the authorlast_img read more