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Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

  • 01:00 - 6 November, 2008
Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saiki, Oita Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    81.94 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

From the architect. The cottage in the silent village between mountains. We wished to make the silence a space. It seemed to me that the concrete block is a silent material compared with concrete. Silence is made by the thing being alive It becomes coldness if there is no breath of a life there.

The block fit this place nicely. There are no fittings in the opening of the outside wall. Brock was just merely stacked, and the hole was merely vacant there. Quiet scenery exists.

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15 Comments

jrgts · June 27, 2010

I love this concrete block house! Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/c47lDh

u · April 01, 2009

I don't like it, it's interior really reminds jail, it's not the aesthetical simplithity... cold.. no emotion.. :|

julia · February 17, 2009

My name is Julia Tourinho, I'm from Brazil (Salvador/Bahia) and I'm a student of Architecture and Urbanism.I have to do a research about the Blue House in Saiki-city/Oita of Takao Shiotsuka.

Nicolás Verdejo · December 19, 2008

Looks like a good ruin. This work is a radical point of view about our architecture. I agree with these kinds of works, the architecture could be thought like a devoid and austere builiding, this way becomes a gift for the future!

henry · November 16, 2008

Actually of all the projects listed so far this is the one I stopped at mainly because it's something that can be built on the cheep by a single individual, and it would survive a forest fire. I would like to know how the roof is done so if you have info on that please email me at henryj77089@yahoo.com

lu · November 11, 2008

Modulación.

chapmaniac · November 09, 2008

"here are no fittings in the opening of the outside wall. Brock was just merely stacked, and the hole was merely vacant there."

...did they write 'brock' on purpose? haha

sr · November 07, 2008

simple, sobre, beautiful.

M · November 06, 2008

i meant Frix

M · November 06, 2008

hehehee.....i like fritz comment...hehehe...at least it made me laugh!!!

I do have to agree with Kati, you find also lots of this houses in South America , the only difference is that in this case it was actually planned to look so .... the rooms are quite simple in form but rich in spirit!!!!

Frix · November 06, 2008

What kind of frustated persons are you to write such poor comments on that buildings?
I don't agree at all, this house reminds me L.Kahn's "Silence and light"; i like the way they use the peripherical gallery in the plan, and the general atmosphere inside. Nice work on simplicity and modesty.

muhaha · November 06, 2008

looks like a prison...

kati · November 06, 2008

well, we have lot of such buildings in poland ;)

Ben Bradshaw · November 06, 2008

looks great. When's it finished?

Ceno · November 06, 2008

The material is kinda.. boring.. I don't really like the wall and the monotonic colour.. silence doesn't same with boring is it?

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