House in Tousuien / Suppose Design Office

  • 17 Dec 2013
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© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano, Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota

From the architect. The House of Tousuien is located in a quiet residential area, and it is designed for a couple and 3 children. The three sides of this house are surrounded by other residence buildings, and the shape of the site forces the house to stay long and narrow.

© Takumi Ota

Most exterior walls are thick and heavy, where windows are added to balance out the heavy look of the exterior. For the House of Tousuien, we used a thin and translucent material to replace the regular exterior walls, where natural light and be maximized in the interior space.

© Takumi Ota

In the House of Tousuien the client can fully experience change of the surrounding nature inside the house with a warm and bright space.

© Takumi Ota
Cite: "House in Tousuien / Suppose Design Office" 17 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Carlos Ferreira

    As much as I like the translucency and lightness of the walls, the composition is suffocating; I’d feel like I was in a plastic bag all the time. It needs a better balanced ratio of clear glazing to translucent exterior envelope.

  • bibi

    looking forward winter time…

  • Pierre

    I totally agree on the plastic bag feeling, translucent is not transparent. This rooms feel very closed..