CASE-REAL aims to take in the surrounding nature of its wooden house in higashi ohwada

CASE-REAL aims to take in the surrounding nature of its wooden house in higashi ohwada

the location in chiba, japan where the sound of the river can constantly be heard, was chosen by CASE-REAL’S client who is a photographer. here, the volumes of the structures were placed along the river, creating a long two-layer volume. thus, the sound of flowing water can be heard in all the rooms which also have a view facing the stream.

the view of the surroundings
all images by takumi ota



japanese office CASA-REAL‘s ‘house in higashi ohwada’ also functions as the photographer’s studio. here the design team has created a studio space on the second floor, and the living space on the ground floor, and by connecting these two floors with a well hole the architects aimed to gently link the atmosphere of these separate floors. in addition, by stretching the living room outwards to the stream as an outdoor wood deck, CASE-REAL aimed to take in the surrounding nature as much as possible.

the house is situated at the bottom of a bamboo forest where a small river also flows

the architects have stretched the wood deck toward the resident

the facade view of the volume

the view of the living room — well hole

the view of the well hole

the architects aimed to take in the surrounding nature as much as possible

the view from kitchen also having the view facing the stream

CASE-REAL aimed to gently link the atmosphere of both floors

the view of darkroom and work space for the client who is a photographer

the view of the bathroom

floor plan



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