situated over a valley on the edges of tokyo, the terasaki house by ryue nishizawa is characterized by its rooftop. the arrangement, which exploits the site’s extraordinary and great conditions, includes a solitary story house with a patio. set over the rooms and the yard, the rooftop makes an open space where the inside stretch out to the patio and past.
planned by ryue nishizawa, the terasaki house flaunts a rooftop formed in an extended strip along the limited site that stretches toward the north and south. in any case, rather than setting a solitary huge rooftop, the group planned it so it bends and curves into a shape that is not quite the same as a solitary gabled or inclining rooftop, and delicately wraps the inside with a warm environment. the structure additionally coordinates both shadow and light in the indoor spaces by catching light through the openings of the rooftop.
‘these ascribes impossible to miss to rooftop based engineering like the terasaki house can be regularly seen in customary japanese structures,’ remarked ryue nishizawa on a meeting. ‘for instance, on the off chance that we approach the toshodaiji in nara, from the outset we can see its rooftop from a separation, however as we draw nearer to it, its rooftop drops far out at one point, and we rather start to see the underside of its overhang. weʼre still outside the structure now, yet this visual move makes us mindful that we have entered the domain of the design.’
‘on the off chance that we proceed onwards and venture into the space underneath the roof, we gain an increased feeling of being inside the structure despite the fact that weʼre not inside its primary corridor yet,’ nishizawa includes. ‘along these lines, a rooftop can make a layered limit and shape a methodology arrangement that empowers us to step by step enter inside by going through different middle of the road domains instead of progressing suddenly from the outside to within. this makes rooftop based engineering intriguing on the grounds that it can combine within with the outside and associate a structure to nature.’