Slit House / EASTERN Design Office

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

Designed for an 80 year old woman, EASTERN Design Office’s , a reinforced concrete residential project,  “presents her both a life space with a soft light and an interesting experience of scale unlikely in a house.”  Situated in an old Japanese city on a site 50 meters by 7.5 meters, the home has long slits that run along a 22 centimeter thick wall, making the interior space open, while providing enough privacy.

More about the home and more images after the break.