DEAD END? MORE LIKE HOME SWEET HOME

This Is The Last Place You Would Expect A Cozy Home

Space is always a problem in growing cities. When it comes to looking for a new place to build your own home especially in a city like Tokyo. That didn’t stop the home dubbed the House in Ouji from squeezing into a dead-end street and still having enough living space for private and public areas, all while still looking impressive.

The House in Ouji is designed to act as both a private studio and a community workshop for the couple who own it. It beautifully and skillfully merges a private home and a public area to help create a smooth transitioning between work and leisure for the owners. The home comprises of two major areas: The private area dubbed the “Uchi”, and the open area dubbed the “Uchinawa”.

The Uchinawa is a structure that’s as open as it can be with tall and wide glass walls and a super high ceiling with a skylight. The Uchi is the exact opposite though, giving a sense of intimate privacy which serves as a comfortable shift from the more open Uchinawa.

So are you also looking for a place in the city where you can live and work within the comforts of your own home? Let the House in Ouji inspire you to find or maybe even build your own house that can best accommodate you in a similar way.

The front end of the home faces the dead-end street, which already acted as a small community space for the residents of the adjacent buildings. This inspired Pluszero architect Shin Sato to “build a new relationship with the surroundings by taking the atmosphere of this private road into the house.”

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