Utsunomiya Property in Tochigi, Japan, was envisioned by Suppose Design Workplace. When arranging the house, the architects played with the notion of a gabled roof that separates the interior and outside spaces.
However, there is a catch: An ambiguous area between the volume of the home and the roof creates living spaces that can be regarded as either inside or outdoors. Equivalent to an engawa, or Japanese-type veranda, these spaces supply options for social interaction.
“The family members can have an open-air meal, or use the backyard on rainy days, which adjustments the environment of the daily lifestyle inside an ordinary property,” the architects said. We enjoy how the layout bring a dynamic feel to the practical venture, stated to mirror the thought of “nostalgic modernity.”
An abundance of wood on the walls and floors add welcome warmth to the stark, minimalist interiors. Distinctive inclined walls and many windows add to the playful ambiance. Take pleasure in the virtual tour and let us know what you feel! [Photography by Toshiyuki Yano]