Utsunomiya House in Tochigi, Japan, was envisioned by Suppose Style Office. When preparing the property, the architects played with the concept of a gabled roof that separates the interior and outside spaces.
Nonetheless, there is a catch: An ambiguous area between the volume of the house and the roof produces residing spaces that can be regarded as either inside or outdoors. Comparable to an engawa, or Japanese-design veranda, these spaces offer options for social interaction.
“The family can have an open-air meal, or use the backyard on rainy days, which changes the atmosphere of the daily lifestyle within an ordinary property,” the architects mentioned. We really like how the layout deliver a dynamic feel to the functional undertaking, said to mirror the notion of “nostalgic modernity.”
An abundance of wood on the walls and floors add welcome warmth to the stark, minimalist interiors. Distinctive inclined walls and numerous windows include to the playful ambiance. Get pleasure from the virtual tour and allow us know what you feel! [Photography by Toshiyuki Yano]