The Character Of Rice Field by Alt Design Office

In the surrounding is the countryside landscape, in a 53 years old Japanese house of 80 tsubos, the young couple and their children purchased it for residence and decided to renovate.

Making the new concept of living a new life in a 53 years old Japanese house 53 years ago and continuing to the next generation, we can hope to harmonize between the good ancient things with new things and thought of a house that can interconnect the middle area.

First of all, we removed the part which was expanded and renovated in the 53 years of construction, returned to the original rice field character style, and tried to insert new elements there.

The Original Japanese style room was made into a garden, and the edge side was made to be outside, adding external factors, creating a comfort of the space where various elements interweave.

The rich space was created by externalizing the interior and inserting new things while leaving the old stuff.

About the Designer or Design Agency:

Alts Design Office

Sumiou Mizumoto


Koka, Shiga

528-0033 Japan



Creative Director: Design Director: Art Director:

Alts Design Office: Sumiou Mizumoto

Client: Private Person

Photographer: Kenta Kawamura

Year: 2018/3



Wooden two-storied building

The lot area: 656.61㎡

Floor space: 169.77㎡

1floor area: 169.77㎡

2floor area: 90.23㎡

The total floor area:260.00㎡



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