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Thu 24.9.

Horizontal House in Shiga / Japan by EASTERN design office

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 24.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office, photo by Koichi Torimura

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office, photo by Koichi Torimura

Do they really live beyond this… The mountain village appears when having started a little anxious though. The Horizontal House is here. This house does not look like a house. The shape of the house traces the boundary of the village. The village consists of six houses in all. The shape of the village is affected by stonewall of old times. The project site is located on the north edge of the village that is in the prominent place, and makes the face of the village.

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office, photo by Koichi Torimura

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office, photo by Koichi Torimura

Here is what the architects say:

 

There is a position to observe the village from afar. The intention was to focus on the scenery the site is amidst of. We designed a shape which extends naturally a stonewall of old times. The horizontal slits are carved into it. Surprisingly it becomes familiar with the scenery of the village.

Because of the horizontal slits surrounding the whole house there is scenery wherever you see. The 15 horizontal slits that overlap in succession at the up and down have a total length of 115m.

Horizonal House by EASTERN design office, photo by Koichi Torimura

Horizonal House by EASTERN design office, photo by Koichi Torimura

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office

Horizontal House by EASTERN design office

seen @ Dezona

 

to the EASTERN design office website

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