This house is designed for a married couple with two children, and is located in Oamishirasato, Chiba Prefecture.
The building provides an expansive view that allows the natural sunlight and fresh air in the house, so that the residents enjoy the life in the green ambience.
The building sites on the borderline between the new residential area and the pastoral fields. The client’s goal was to link the interior of the house with the scenery outside, letting the family live intimately to the surrounding environment. The exterior is finished as a simple box, allowing the residence to blend in easily with the rest of the surroundings. The interior spaces are constructed according to the three-dimensional cellular structure, and in the middle is the largest space for the family members to gather. This maximizes the physically sensed largeness and at the same time, each room’s storage capacity.
The relativeness of the scenery, space, and body changes dramatically by moving from each space to space. The physical perception experienced in this house is like that in an excavation (=”Kiritoshi”)―the fusion of both natural and artificial dimensions.

Data Sheet
  • Concept design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction
  • Photographer
    Takumi Ota
  • Location
    Oamishirasato city, Chiba Pref
  • Design Period
    Nov. 2010 – Mar. 2011
  • Construction Period
    Apr. 2011 – Oct. 2011
Prize & Media

2018Japon, l’archipel de la maison(Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine) / FRANCE

2017Japon, l’archipel de la maison(Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine) / JAPAN

2015Japon, l’archipel de la maison(Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine) / FRANCE

2015Jutaku: Japanese Houses (PHAIDON) / UK

2014archello / NETHERLANDS

2014Tokyo no ie 展覧会 / FRANCE

2013BRUTUS_1st.Dec/2013 (MAGAZINEHOUSE, Ltd) / JAPAN

2013Phaidon atlas (web magazine) / United Kingdom

2013dezeen (web magazine) / United Kingdom

2013gooood (web magazine) / HONG KONG

2013domus web (web magazine) / ITALY

2013designboom (web magazine) / UK

2012JUTAKUTOKUSHU 2012:11, (Shinkenchiku) / JAPAN

2012JA86 “Next Generation -Manifestations of Architects Under 35-” (Shinkenchiku) / JAPAN

2011Archdaily, (web magazine) / CHILE

2011Archplatforma Web magazine (web magazine) / SPAIN

2011Building Indonesia Magazine_Smart Design for Limited Spaces (出版:BIM) / INDONESIA

2011JA 84 YEARBOOK 2011 / 2012_WINTER (Shinkenchiku) / JAPAN