House in Tamatsu
by Kenji Ido
“The house is designed for 4 members of a family with two kids. The house is placed at urban district and a small plot of only 43.21sqm in Osaka, Japan.
Around the site is the mixed-use area where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist together without any harmony. The client’s former house, which stood at this site, was a wooden two-story house. The adjacent sites were close and natural light didn’t enter into the old house.
Therefore the client requested the family room (living area, dining area and kitchen) to be as large as possible without pillars or road-bearing walls, and that natural light that comes into the house, especially into the family room. First, since the site was narrow, the volume of the building took up as much of the site as possible.”