suppose design office: house in miyoshi
suppose design office: house in miyoshi suppose design office: house in miyoshi
dec 03, 2012
suppose design office: house in miyoshi

‘house in miyoshi’ by suppose design office, hiroshima, japan
image © toshiyuki yano
all images courtesy of suppose design office



japanese firm suppose design studio has completed the ‘house in miyoshi,’ a suburban neighborhood of hiroshima, adjacent to active railroad tracks.
due to the noise from the trains throughout the day, the dwelling is composed as a continuous exterior shell encapsulating the interior program to
provide acoustic comfort. the various private functions are located within square nodes over two levels, oriented to open ‘friendly’ views to the quieter
side of town. the social interstitial space is the result of connecting the private volumes and contains the kitchen, living and dining rooms, on an
elevated central podium under a double-height ceiling. peripheral windows and various slender staircases create a free circulation and light-filled interior
mass that feels like a protected exterior space. a light neutral grey interior works in conjunction with hardwood floors and plywood sheets on the
first level. 



dining area on an elevated plane
image © toshiyuki yano



large interior space
image © toshiyuki yano



view from the upper level
image © toshiyuki yano



image © toshiyuki yano



various levels and balconies create a dynamic space
image © toshiyuki yano



two staircases service two parts of the home
image © toshiyuki yano



upstairs living room
image © toshiyuki yano



entry and driveway
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located adjacent to railroad tracks
image © toshiyuki yano



site plan



floor plan / level 1






project info:



location: miyoshi city, hiroshima,japan
principal use: family house
client: non disclosure
structural engineer: ohno japan
construction: naoken
main structure: timber construction
site area: 278.68 sqm
building area: 70.00sqm
total floor area: 122.08sqm
completion: march. 2012
design period: march. 2010 – june. 2011
construction period: july. 2011-march. 2012
project team: suppose design office | makoto tanijiri, lead: yuko fukuma

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