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Japanese Takaya House Features a Natural Floor Made From Tamped Earth

Posted By Ana Lisa On January 14, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building | No Comments

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Suppose Office [1] designed this Japanese family home with big sliding walls and windows, simple materials and a traditional “douma” [2], or earthen floor. Its exterior is clad with grey wooden boards and its interiors are filled with rustic materials, sparse furniture and open spaces. Its sliding doors [3] and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the family to adapt the space to their changing needs.

Lots of wood, white surfaces and multiple levels provide the house with a flexible atmosphere that makes life flow easily. The traditional earthen floor has plenty of advantages: it is affordable, made of local materials, cool in the summer, warm in the winter and it is so easy to install that can be done with the help of kids [4]. The Takaya House is yet another example of how Japanese architecture brings the outside in [5], and it’s a beautiful example of how we can live well, and closer to nature.

+ Suppose Office [1]

Via Spoon & Tamago [6]

Photo © Suppose Office

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[1] Suppose Office: http://www.suppose.jp/

[2] “douma”: http://jinriki.blogspot.com.ar/2009/08/how-to-make-doma-or-tamped-earth-floor.html

[3] sliding doors: http://inhabitat.com/1920s-rietveld-schroder-house-in-utrecht-is-a-simple-elegant-and-completely-transformable-home/

[4] kids: http://inhabitat.com/muzoo-toy-set-lets-kids-create-cute-biodegradable-animals-from-clumps-of-earth/

[5] the outside in: http://inhabitat.com/takeshi-hosakas-inside-out-house-has-trees-growing-inside/

[6] Spoon & Tamago: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2011/10/14/house-in-takaya-by-suppose-design-office/

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