N-House / TOFU

© Yohei Sasakura

Architects: TOFU
Location: Otsu, Shiga,
Project architect: Fumiya Ogawa + Tomonobu Higashino
Project area: 240 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura

© Yohei Sasakura

This residence is located in villa subdivision in Shiga, Japan.There are rich natural environments with Lake Biwa in thesoutheast and Mount Hira in the northwest. Therefore in the first stage, we have decided to use cedar panels as exterior material. The exterior wall is colored with three colors and attached gradation patterns, so the abstract wood texture comes and gives us a massive impression.

© Yohei Sasakura

As Forest side, we have arranged a semi-outdoor terrace inside,so that there could be a coherent exterior space. Also in the living room, we observed the sky and forests around it and we have made graceful sunlights come in various directions through the windows.

Cite: "N-House / TOFU" 04 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=108292>
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    modest and clear… nice piece of archiitecture…