Japanese Home Design, The Daylight House By Takeshi


Japanese home design is completed designed by the architect Takeshi Hosaka Architects. He has completed designed a modern and luxury house called the Daylight House which located in Yokohama, Japan. This is a house in which residents live under natural lighting from the sky.


Takeshi Hosaka Architects, a Japan based architect has completed designed a modern house called the Daylight House which based in Yokohama, Japan. The site is five minutes walk from the railway station. Its is surrounded by a mixture of detached dwellings and 10-floor condominiums and office buildings. Here is nested a valley between the buildings iin this locations, the light streaming down from the sky above felt precious. A couple with two children who planned to build their home in this spot.

The Japanese house building is strutured by laying a basic grid which as measure for about 15000mmx1600mm over the site. It is using the volume of a single high-ceiling room with a bedroom, kid’s room and study which is partitioned off using fittings approximatelly half the height of the ceiling. The expanse of the entire ceiling can be felt from any room.


In the roof, the light which comes from the 29 skylights which approximatelly 700 milimeters square are being installed, it is illuminate the room as soft light which is diffused through the curved acrylic ceiling plates.

The direct light is falling from the clear square skylights which cuts a distorted square image on the curved acrylic ceiling, and at the same time, entire curved acrylic ceiling is uniformly lit with the white light by selecting the distance between the skylights and the curved acrylic ceiling, their size, the color of the acrylic and the color of the interior panels after studying the models and the mockups to achieve the desired effect.

While the movement of the air is stopped in winter to use the air layer as a thermal buffer to ensure the thermal environment indoors is stable, there is an air space between the acrylic surface and the roof, and forced air is used to eject air heated by the sun in summer out of the building.

Upon entering the building, there is so much light from the sky which it is hard to believe that the site is nested in a dark valley which created by buildings. This house was named “Daylight House.” Daylight does not simply indicate light from the sun, but refers to the beautiful light throughout the day.

The day begins with the rising sun, which then falls and sets, followed by the rising moon which gradually wanes until it is replaced by the rising sun the next day. The house provides a rich experience of the beauty of the light over 24 hours.


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