Daylit House is Split Down the Middle for an Independent Couple in Japan

by , 11/18/12

ON Design, House With an Empty Lot, Japan, urban design, daylighting, skylights, sustainable design, Fujisawa, Japanese Design, eco-design, sustainable design, compact footprint, tiny homes

Two triple level wooden shells exist on either side of the home, which has an extremely compact footprint, one for her and one for him. These spaces are exposed and separated by a cavernous core that rises up to the tall ceiling, which features a series of skylights and windows that allow natural light and ventilation to sweep through the home. This reduces the home’s overall electricity consumption.

It is to this central gap that ON Design refers as the “empty lot.” Osamu Nishida told Frame Web that the couple aren’t unhappy; it’s just that they both require a lot of individual space (both physical and mental) so that they can pursue their divergent interests. But when they do want to cozy up, they can meet in a comfortable communal area between the tiny home’s two halves.

+ ON Design

Via Frame Web

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