'kofunaki house' by ALTS design office, shiga, japan
all images courtesy of ALTS design office
positioned within an eco-village in shiga, japan, the 'kofunaki house' designed by sumiou mizumoto and yoshitaka kuga of
shiga-based practice ALTS design office offers inhabitants a nature-filled interior evoking the essence of the outdoor environment.
derived from the memory of ancient humans and their previous cohabitation in nature and japanese desire to experience
changing seasons, this dwelling integrates the woods into the heart of the living space.
wood is the prevalent finishing material, surfacing accent walls in planks along with matching cabinets, tables and chairs.
on the ground level, patches are removed from the concrete floors and filled with fine gravel to plant shrubs and trees.
wooden boards are inset into the loose floor covering like stepping stones for a secure foothold. these components are continued
as the treads on the open-riser stair to the upper-storey.
shrubs are planted within small plots on the home's ground level
wooden planks are inset into gravel patches
green plants are perched at various heights to surround inhabitants with vegetation
illuminated at night
floor plan / level 0
7. living room
8. dining / kitchen
floor plan / level 1
11. study room
12. children's room
project name: kofunaki house
construction: built of wood
number of stories: 2
total floor area: 132.31 m2