The owner lived next to their parents' family.There were some extended carports and eaves in the garden, and they lived by going back and forth while using the outside space.
The front road was narrow and there were few traffic, so the exterior space, including the vacant lot opposite, was used like a garden for two families.
Then, the owner builds a new house in the vacant lot, and their grandmother begins to live in the house they used to live in.
The neighboring house on the south side was a one-story house and the ground was lowered by 1 m, so place the house as close to the south as possible and leave the size and brightness of the vacant lot as much as possible.From there, eaves and terraces are extended from the house to the north, depending on the location, following the way existing houses lived by adding various structures in a semi-DIY manner.
There are small eaves that welcome people to the entrance, large eaves for BBQ and rice cake making, balconies for growing herbs, long eaves that double as a corridor to my grandmother's house and a base for basketball goal.
The exterior space, including the road, becomes a place like a courtyard surrounded by three houses (owner's house, parent's house, grandmother's house) and their eaves.
Living extends outside the house, and by gaining a new base on the other side, various relationships are created between the existing houses and the new house.
Furthermore, as the owner uses the new house, the lives of the three families are intricately networked and merged through the 'courtyard'.
Neighbors are also very close to this family and often socialize outside. We would like to see this architecture and the courtyard created by it as the center of lively relationships where relatives and families gather on weekends.
Facade cladding: Galvalume steel plate
Flooring: Pine Flooring
Doors: basswood plywood
Windows: Aluminum sash
Roofing: Galvalume steel plate