wooden panels and warm grey characterize 1110's house and office renovation in osaka

wooden panels and warm grey characterize 1110's house and office renovation in osaka

for their latest project, 1110 architectural design office has renovated an existing 45 year-old, one-story private house in osaka, japan, to create an office and residence. sandwiched between a park and a field, the project is designed to maximize these respective aspects. the bright park area on the south side comprises of the residential space while the quieter field on the north side is home to the office space.

the bright park side on the south comprises of the residential space

all images by yosuke ohtake



to soften the contrast between the office and house functions, the design team has placed a large table in the center of the space. by inserting a table with the same material as the boundary between the ‘park side residence’ and the ‘field side office’, the interior reads as one continuous space.

exposed timber beams feature within the interior



the interior of the house-come-office is characterized by soft, muted tones, such as greys and browns. wood features predominantly throughout the space, from the furniture to the exposed timber roof beams. this natural material creates a warm, welcoming environment that is perfectly befitting for both a home and small office area.

a small swing hangs within the home

views are gained out to the scenery outside

the entrance space

wooden panels create a warm, inviting atmosphere

opaque panels bring in diffused light

the office is situated on the quieter north side

a large table creates continuity between the two functions

exterior view of the house

the south-facing garden

the garden at night



project info:


project name: house between park and field

project type: residential and office space

location: osaka, japan

design: 1110 architectural design office

completion: august 2017

structure: timber

site area: 1668.41 ft2 (155 m2)

total floor area: 1037.10 ft2 (96.35 m2)

photography: yosuke ohtake


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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • Expressionless girl in an antiquated white dress shown in every image – not creepy or anything…

    Danny says:
  • human scale. appreciate its “wabi sabi” 🙂

    Rich says:
  • Beautiful. I love the coloring. I would calm down in 60 seconds there. Great.


    …I would have that swing too.

    Jimmy Xi says:

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