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Posts tagged as 'EASTERN design office'

MON Factory/House by EASTERN Design Office; photo by Kouichi Torimura

Anna Nakamura and Tajyo Jinno of the Japanese practice EASTERN Design Office have realised this elevated, single-storey building located in Gojo, Kyoto Prefecture. Designed to accommodate a local craftsman, the MON Factory/House features a perforated, overlapping fa├žade and encompasses both work and living spaces, two courtyards as well as a small shop situated at the front of the house. (more…)

'Mountains and Opening House' by EASTERN design office, photo by Koichi Torimura

The Kyoto based architectural practice EASTERN design office recently unveiled this excentric building, a design room for a Japanese sneaker brand as well as a residential house, located in Takarazuka-city in an exclusive residential district that commands an entire view of the Osaka Plain. The architecture is built on the slope of a hill with an elevation of 330 meters. The level difference of the site is 8 meters.

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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

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