IO / Osamu Morishita

IO / Osamu Morishita - Table, Chair, Stairs, Handrail, BeamIO / Osamu Morishita - Wood, Bed, Bedroom, Windows, BeamIO / Osamu Morishita - Table, Windows, Kitchen, Shelving, Countertop, Beam, ChairIO / Osamu Morishita - Countertop, SinkIO / Osamu Morishita - More Images+ 11

Anjo-shi, Japan
  • Architects: Osamu Morishita
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  125
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

Text description provided by the architects. IO is a small house made of wood. I considered how to create the open planning for a young family who prefer intimateness between families and neighbors to privacy. In the traditional Japanese houses people have never felt solitude.

IO / Osamu Morishita - Table, Chair, Stairs, Handrail, Beam
Courtesy of Osamu Morishita

This house has just sliding doors and it also has “Doma” (earth floor) which old Japanese houses had for the entrances and multi-purposes including kitchen, where people communicate one another and work together. Anyone can approach easily from outside with their shoes, and family can handle co-operating work there. No wall but just sliding doors cannot keep families strict privacy but they can feel their own warmness.  

IO / Osamu Morishita - Countertop, Sink
Courtesy of Osamu Morishita

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Cite: "IO / Osamu Morishita" 20 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

Courtesy of Osamu Morishita

IO / Osamu Morishita

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