We engaged in designing a house of a plaster craftsman to be built on a land facing an alley along which traditional houses stand.
We planned to create inside the building an outdoor-like space that would smoothly fuse with the rural scenery in the north of the land. You would enjoy the comfort of the outdoors no matter where you are in the house, which has a relieving and calming atmosphere.
A spot garden in the Japanese style room is connected with the terrace outside via a piece of glass, and the interior and the exterior are nested together. Also, a tiled floor extending from the entrance will produce an even more outdoor-like atmosphere.
We repeatedly discussed the finish and texture of the inner wall, the outer wall and the floor at each phase of the construction process with the client, who is a plaster craftsman, and finished those with great care.
We were able to complete the house with the client, not on the basis of a design drawing completed 100%, but with the help of the clues we found in the process of house making. We will never forget this experience.
Location: Kounan,terasho, Koka, Shiga, Japan
Creative Director:Design Director: Art Director：Alts Design Office: Sumiou Mizumoto
Client: Private Person
Photographer: Kenta K awamura
Wooden two storied building
The lot area:450.41㎡
The total floor area:139.52㎡
About the Designer or Design Agency:
Alts Design Office