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Ohe House by ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

A house of unified divisions
This reconstructed house is located in an old residential neighborhood. The north side of the house faces a street and the other three sides are facing neighbors’ houses, which made it challenging for us to open up the space to the outside. Thus, our focus was to design a comfortable interior space.

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

The entrance and the living space are intentionally separated in a way that one can feel both outside and inside at the entrance. Our intention is to create a “comfortable disorder” and a unique connection between interior, exterior, and somewhere in between.

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

The entrance has a kind of stillness reminiscent of a museum. A door to the living space cuts out from the entrance in a square shape, and the atmosphere changes by the color of the sky or the shape of the clouds. The two entrances (to outside and to the living space) are designed to be identical, which creates continuity between interior and exterior.

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

The house is designed so that people pay attention to the landscape outside that is cut into a square by the windows, and to the ambience that changes over time with the seasons and daily natural lighting. Through this, we hoped to encourage the resident to feel the richness of sensory experiences within their home.

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Photo credit: Doc. ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Wooden two storied building

The lot area 168.56m2

Floor space 63.34m2

1floor area 61.27m2

2floor area 54.87m2

The total floor area 116.14m2

 

Architect: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

President: Sumiou Mizumoto

mail:mizumoto@alts-design.com

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