Built by the sea, this is a house designed for a family of three; a mother, a father and one child. Along with the exhilarating feeling of being by the sea comes the longstanding idea that this spot i s prone to damage from natural disasters, especially during Typhoon season. The interior and exterior flow together with the existence of what you could call a half-outdoor space.
This space creates a gradation from inside to outside. With a space whi ch is at the same time like a terrace, a veranda, an inside room, and the outdoors, items which normally would be found inside, such as books and paintings, a study or a bath, can actively participate in this middle-ground between interior and exterior. This space fulfills the role of connecting the outside to the inside. In addition, it serves as a buffer to the various natural-phenomena found in the outdoors. It solves the seemingly contrary problems of “protection” and “openness” at the same time.
Architects: Suppose Design Office
Building Site: Sakuragawa,Itabashi,Tokyo,Japan
Program: Personal house
Principal Use: Wooden structure, 2 stories
Site area: 174.75 sqm
Building area: 44.41m
Total floor area: 111.78 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano [ Nacasa & Partners Inc ]