Future Studio made the most of an awkward Japanese lot with the curved Light Stage House in Hiroshima. Since the house had to be oriented in a way that lacks sufficient southern exposure, the designers designed the home so that the living areas spill out onto a rooftop terrace that permits sunlight to penetrate deep into the interior, and then finished it off with a series of haphazard cutouts that bring in even more light.
Future Studio had an awkward site to deal with in Hiroshima
The way the house had to be positioned deprived it from receiving any southern exposure
In response, Future Studio put the living area on the 2nd storey
The living area then spills onto a rooftop terrace
The terrace permits plenty of daylighting to penetrate the interior
Light comes in without excess solar gain
The furniture is built into the architecture
Curved walls and an interior spiral staircase give this Japanese home significant movement
Haphazardly placed cutout reinforce the program's passive design
We love the unusual curves, which do just enough to set the home apart
An evening shot demonstrates the home's unique ambience.