House in Koamicho

House in Koamicho

Architect
stephenson:ISA studio
Location
Koamicho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Japan
Project Year
2009
Category
Private Houses
Toshiyuki Yano

House in Koamicho

stephenson:ISA studio as Architects

When we normally feel "interior" or "exterior", what are the causes?

And what are the causes of feeling "open" or "narrow"?


This is house designed with much thought to how,

from those root causes, we define the conditions of a space.

In a long, narrow space, we constructed walls, and by laying out a space

in which we experience many rooms, we turn "narrowness" into "openness.

"Further, taking rooms and gardens as equivalent, we created spaces

that are like the exteriors, calling them "garden rooms".

By moving from room to another room, we can alternately experience

interior and exterior, and they become the place where every rooms are

connected to the exterior. Here we have succeeded in realizing a space,

which pass traditional definitions tomaterialized a new relationship between -

interior and exterior.

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