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House in Buzen / Suppose Design Office

  • 01:00 - 26 February, 2010
House in Buzen / Suppose Design Office
House in Buzen / Suppose Design Office

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Buzen, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architects

    Suppose design office
  • Total Floor Area

    130.18 sqm
  • Area

    266.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. When they are young, places like a narrow path between houses, the edge of a garden, the back of a shed, under the floor, or an open lot are the preferred playgrounds of children.Rather than a park or garden that was built to be played in, we wanted to make a house with a courtyard that would become a playground naturally.

Rather than a collection of rooms, we think of this house as a collection of constructions, and we produced a design that seems to be made out of various different structures. Paths covered by a glass roof weave between the disconnected structures to create an interior space that feels exterior, a private space that feels public, a hall that feels like an avenue. In that space the children can run around, you can enjoy a breeze while you eat, read under the sun, and fall asleep watching the stars.

There is a charm beyond imagination there, beyond normal home life.Just like children who use space outside to its full potential, we wanted to make equal the relationship between inside- and out by using the courtyard as a part of everyday life and bringing inside activities outside.

Beyond making city streets like courtyards to make them feel closer to houses, we want to continue to try and envision the architecture of the future, moving past the inside-outside relationship to find new types of connections.

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Stan Majcherkiewicz, M.Arch. · September 13, 2014

Very interesting concept. Seems unfinished ta bit though...

Verde Art · May 24, 2012

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Lion · February 29, 2012

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Ivan Monkey · February 29, 2012

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Francis Huneault · February 29, 2012

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Tom Peeters · December 22, 2011

this is actually a copy-paste from one of the infamous case-study houses...

Martine Pagé · February 26, 2011

Wow, oh wow. Wow. RT @karlcow I would love to stay a week-end in this house to get the feeling. Is it really livable?

Guilherme Rebelo · September 11, 2010
Angela · April 30, 2010

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Dizzy Forest · April 20, 2010

House in Buzen - A beautiful, minimalist design. love the living room #design #architecture

klokane · March 26, 2010

#architektura tak tomu rikam openspace.

Acton Treadway · March 25, 2010

Check out this amazing house in Fukuoka, Japan- Inspiring!

David Corti Esquire · March 24, 2010

Lovely piece of Japanese architecture:

Tony Park · March 19, 2010

I really like the indoors/outdoors concept behind this house:

salvadore · March 16, 2010

there is nothing like suppose design office!

MH · March 15, 2010

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C.P.T.L. · March 03, 2010

Very nice.

I would love to live in that home. I don't criticize here; just some thoughts.

I might have rounded the corners of the interior room-structures along the hallway-avenue. There will be a lot of walking back and forth done over the years, a lot of going around corners. On the one hand it would ease things a bit, on the other hand it would add a visual complexity to what is elegantly simple. So who is to say?

I wonder at how the heat of summer time is handled - and the loss of it during the winter.

The room-sized closet is a great idea - an easily accessible place for things.

It must be wonderful there during a rain storm, watching it and hearing it.

This is another of many examples of glass use which cries out for the type of glass that can be electrically switched from clear to opaque (I forget at the moment what it is called). Imagine being able to turn any or all of that glass to opaque white. Or a sensor that turns the bathroom glass opaque when you enter, then back to clear when you leave.

As I understand it now that glass is expensive. It would open up many possibilities if it were less expensive and widespread.

jawbroken · March 03, 2010
Blake D · March 03, 2010

very cool house design idea:

Nick Allen · March 01, 2010

Perfect for kids of all ages! RT @archdaily House in Buzen / Suppose Design Office

xirclebox · February 27, 2010

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edub · February 27, 2010

BTW, how is this place heated?... Fukuoka is NOT tropical ;)

edub · February 27, 2010

wow - what a cool house. I would be VERY interested in seeing some details of the glass roof connections - looks like craziness!...

And what is that, water... or snow (so much for tropical climate theory) pooling up on the glass roof??... moisture pooling is NEVER good!!

QFWFQ · February 27, 2010


jubair siddeeque · February 26, 2010

yet another masterpiece from SDO

PatrickLBC · February 26, 2010

Wow! I love it. Even rooms without any "exterior" windows are flooded with daylight. Awesome concept, well executed.

O. ARQUITECTOS SRS · February 26, 2010

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SPUD · February 26, 2010

wow, living with that light would be amazing!

RODRIGO · February 26, 2010

amazing!!!! i wish to see a detail section in the union between glass roofs and walls

Michael · February 26, 2010

Bathroom seems a little impractical with its total lack of privacy.

Andrew Geber · February 26, 2010

once again, tropical climate comes in handy...
its probably awesome to walk around in there!

Collaço · February 26, 2010

Nice design. I keep looking for new spacial solutions, new spacial relationship, and you got some in here. This inner space, kind of patio corridor, creates so many oportunities and moments durng the day. It will certainly inspire me in my next project, although, all this glass won't work here in Brazil. Congrats

klodi · February 26, 2010

congrats on your work


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