Japanese architects Suppose Design Office have completed a house in Hiroshima, Japan. Called House in Koamicho, the two-storey residence is situated on a long narrow plot.
When we normally feel “interior” or “exterior”, what are the causes? And what are the causes of feeling “open” or “narrow”?
Two glazed spaces between rooms are planted with small trees and break up the succession of rooms, affording glimpses of the outside.
The information below is from Suppose Design Office:
This is house designed with much thought to how, from those root causes, we define the conditions of a space. In a long, narrow space, we constructed walls, and by laying out a space in which we experience many rooms, we turn “narrowness” into “openness.
“Further, taking rooms and gardens as equivalent, we created spaces that are like the exteriors, calling them “garden rooms”. By moving from room to another room, we can alternately experience interior and exterior, and they become the place where every rooms are connected to the exterior.
Here we have succeeded in realizing a space, which pass traditional definitions tomaterialized a new relationship between – interior and exterior.
Photographs are made by Toshiyuki Yano.
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