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House in Tousuien by Suppose Design Office

Research, ArchitectureInteriors

The Japanese based Suppose Design Office architects have been known for their minimalist yet artistic home construction projects.

Photography: Toshiyuki Yano, Takumi Ota

In the quiet residential area of Tosuien, in Hiroshima, japanese practice Suppose Design Office has recently completed a house for a family withthree children. The particular residence offers its originality at first glance: the metal frame structure and overhanging concrete floor planes arecompletely covered in translucent panels like one large light box.

An avid collector of motorcycles, the ground floor features ample room fortheir storage, with space for a vehicle on the exterior as the house is set back four meters from the road side. The next level contains the social program – dining and living rooms and kitchen – located partially within a concrete core that hides all the mechanical and plumbing systems, with the final storey left for all the bedrooms. The small corrugations of the plastic panes give a feeling of transparency but maintain a certainlevel of privacy, as the only real clear image exists within about a meter from the skin and is still a bit distorted. the interior is constantly illuminatedby natural diffuse light, with operable windows to provide ventilation. Rrom the inside, the walls become blotched mosaics of the surrounding neighborhood, hinting at the general colors without exposing too much detail.

Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: Hiroshima, Japan

Year: 2012

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