How do you create a family-friendly home in a densely-populated and often-noisy urban area? The only possibility at times is to turn the focus inward, but rarely does it work so well as in this house full of negative spaces, extra levels and mezzanines outside of Hiroshima.
Created for a family of four, the most obvious and key choices relate to material and colors: a pure white space filled in with plywood boxes that give one the sense of being ‘outside’ when in the white zone, and ‘inside’ when in the wooden areas.
A series of terraces and rooms result, which shift in relation to one another as occupants move between the two. There is an intentional sense of infinity, the home wrapping in on itself like a modern-day Mobius Strip.
Combining cheap materials with complex structures, this is yet again a great contemporary work by Suppose Design Office in Japan.
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“Because there are a lot of traffics around the area, we considered the house, which is closed from outside as much as possible but still keep its space open without any pressure of the separation from the outside. People can feel a place bigger more and more if they could not figure out the size of it, such as the sky and the ocean. In other words, people think a space is big when they would felt the area as if it is continuing forever.”
“There is- a staircase at the center of the house. It is surrounded by walls as an another construction, and it is built up to the ceiling. It stands as a core of the house. From the pillar all rooms are connected as each. The spaces are placed randomly with various levels and angles. The inside with layers of the rooms is like a place under a tree with leaves or like a cave in a mountain.”
About Suppose Design Office
“Disjointed cohesion. I’ve been thinking for a long time. A place where the inside and the outside are mixed. Completion called unfinished. The relationship between what is and what is not. To create a place that is not in the conventional concept, to establish a contradictory situation. However, even if each star has no meaning or function, by connecting it, it creates a new meaning of ‘constellation.’ Each tree has a different shape, but when they are put together, they form a beautiful landscape called ‘nature.'”