Outside In: Courtyard Home Features Street-Like Hallways


The way in which children always seem to find the most fun in any living space was the inspiration behind this house in Buzen, Japan. It incorporates an interior courtyard and a collection of disconnected structures to bring to life the feeling of a child at play.

Created by Suppose Design Office, the house in Buzen brings the excitement of exterior streets and alleys into the home itself – but without the danger, dirt and strangers.

Each passageway in the home feels like its own little street leading to a new adventure. The rooms themselves feel like miniature buildings, each one holding a separate kind of surprise.

In the end, the home feels like a space that is simultaneously public and private. The children of the household have free reign to run, play and explore in the hallway avenues while the adults can enjoy the unique feeling of being at home but able to stare up at the clouds and stars.

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