Utsunomiya Property in Tochigi, Japan, was envisioned by Suppose Design Workplace. When organizing the house, the architects played with the notion of a gabled roof that separates the interior and outside spaces.
Even so, there is a catch: An ambiguous area between the volume of the house and the roof creates living spaces that can be deemed either inside or outside. Similar to an engawa, or Japanese-style veranda, these spaces give opportunities for social interaction.
“The family members can have an open-air meal, or use the backyard on rainy days, which alterations the atmosphere of the day-to-day daily life within an ordinary home,” the architects said. We enjoy how the layout carry a dynamic feel to the practical task, stated to mirror the thought of “nostalgic modernity.”
An abundance of wood on the walls and floors include welcome warmth to the stark, minimalist interiors. Distinctive inclined walls and quite a few windows add to the playful ambiance. Get pleasure from the virtual tour and allow us know what you consider! [Photography by Toshiyuki Yano]