October 7, 2009

house of the week 042: Otake House

Otake House Hiroshima, Japan by Suppose Design Office
The building is rendered in a blackened water proof material typically used in boat building, the result is structure that contrasts visually but responds to it's climate. The view out is reinforced by the contour of the roof, and the seemingly near wall-less interior.


theartbox said...

Very cool! I like the stark contrast of the black and white.


The Straight Torquer said...

The wide low windows are quintessentially modern. You couldn't build windows like that without modern steel technology. This was first seen most famously in the Villa Savoi by Corb. That uninterrupted band of view from the interior is fantastic.

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