Utsunomiya Residence in Tochigi, Japan, was envisioned by Suppose Design and style Workplace. When planning the home, the architects played with the idea of a gabled roof that separates the interior and outside spaces.
However, there is a catch: An ambiguous area between the volume of the residence and the roof generates living spaces that can be regarded either inside or outdoors. Equivalent to an engawa, or Japanese-type veranda, these spaces offer possibilities for social interaction.
“The household can have an open-air meal, or use the backyard on rainy days, which modifications the environment of the day-to-day life inside an ordinary property,” the architects explained. We enjoy how the layout carry a dynamic feel to the functional venture, explained to mirror the concept of “nostalgic modernity.”
An abundance of wood on the walls and floors include welcome warmth to the stark, minimalist interiors. Distinctive inclined walls and numerous windows include to the playful ambiance. Appreciate the virtual tour and let us know what you feel! [Photography by Toshiyuki Yano]