While being surrounded by omnipresent noise Elisa Valero Japanese architects Kohei Yukawa and Hiroto Kawaguchi collaborated to design Newtown House, a single family home located in Kyoto.
The aim was to create a residence, that will consist of three different spaces — Housework & Children’s house, Parent’s house and Everyone’s house. The first two moderately closed volumes are placed at both north and south ends.
Instead, Everyone’s house is an extremely open space situated in the centre of the plot. Inside of the house, there is an inclined wooden ceiling in each space. The most remarkable space, called Everyone’s house, is placed in the canter and it’s a continuous space, both inside and outside out. It has varying floors with different meanings to each level, highlighted by large window opening.