container design aligns axial house of shimamoto-cho container design aligns axial house of shimamoto-cho
nov 04, 2013

container design aligns axial house of shimamoto-cho

container design aligns axial house of shimamoto-cho
all images courtesy of container design




located in osaka, japan, ‘house of shinamoto-cho’ by container design, has been aligned to the existing residential grid providing a clear visual connection with the surrounding landscape. oriented to frame views of the region’s mountains, the building forms a subtle, yet direct, relationship with nature.



carefully placed windows offer natural light as well as privacy




occupying a narrow plot of land, a central axis cuts through the heart of the linear design allowing for a clear spatial organization of rooms and programs. living quarters are situated at ground level, while larger bedrooms are upstairs, brightly lit from above.


carefully placed and modestly sized apertures ensure that the house remains private, despite its proximity to other buildings.



upstairs spaces are lit naturally from above



the stairway offers views of the surrounding landscape



the kitchen and living areas at ground level



the kitchen




project info:


architect: takanobu kishimoto
mishima-gun, osaka, japan
type: residential architecture
structure: timber construction
total area: 86.56 sqm (932 sqf)
building area: 44.96 sqm (484 sqf)
height: 6.25 m (20.5 ft)

  • What a beautiful project-a sculpture to live in.

    lynn-harold thompson says:

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