suppose design office: house in obama, fukui, japan suppose design office: house in obama, fukui, japan
jan 20, 2010

suppose design office: house in obama, fukui, japan

house in obama, fukui, japan by suppose design office all images courtesy suppose design office

standing on 6 stilts is house in obama, by japanese suppose design office. the rectangular building has no exterior windows, however consists of skylights,  allowing natural light inside. the open space plan connects living room, dining room and kitchen altogether.

  • At the start, just looking at the ouside, I wasn’t so keen on the design; especially not having any exterior windows. the choice of exterior cladding doesn’t necessarily agree with me, but the way it hvers over the ground is very pleasing.
    The interior shots, however, opened my eyes to a great looking design, with loads of light afforded by the skylights. Great materials, nice lighting, open concept.
    I like this one. Kudos Suppose.

    Donny says:
  • I love the open sky perspective and the footed-building feels very clean. HOWEVER, not having any windows makes it feel so anti-social. If the view was so terrible or the neighborhood so dangerous, maybe this is necessary but views from windows (even if they face internally into an atrium/garden) are crucial to my ideal living space.

    lanvy says:
  • wow that is an interesting desing. I love the lighting that was on the outside of the building.

    exterior lighting says:
  • lovely

    kuarZ says:
  • I really like this, well done.

    Jonathan says:
  • modernist again! it´s not new, it´s only beautiful. and “beauty is not a question for contemporary architecture”.

    fernando tourinho says:
  • I wish all houses had no external windows.

    prince says:
  • Very nice!
    I.A.

    www.issearchitecte.com says:
  • I like the design, but I wonder, is there a reason not to make exterior windows.

    wizardol says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

architecture news