Text description provided by the architects. This project is to renovate the old-Japanese style house: 2-storied wooden house. The house is located in Gero-shi,Gifu-ken, Japan , and surrounded by the place full of nature and greenery environment.
Yasuhiro Sone is a designer who planed only inside of the house to make the space reborn and left the outside of the house unchanged, which harmonizes with nature as one of the scene.He also planed to leave Beams and pillars and removed 2nd floor and partition walls to make the inside of the house into one.
The living rooms and a bathroom were put into side of space, and in the middle of space, each room is connected by catwalk.
It is a dynamic construction ,where coexists with powerful structure for supporting the house for a very long time. In this house, old and new materials become in great harmony , spaces are lighted by sunrise from openings in various heights and a grateful breeze goes through.
Beyond the frosted glass, natural beauty such as lush greenery shows up to the surface, and the majestic nature scene appears over wide-open window.