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