neutral & reserved cozy house by ALTS design office in uji city, japan
neutral & reserved cozy house by ALTS design office in uji city, japan neutral & reserved cozy house by ALTS design office in uji city, japan
aug 01, 2016

neutral & reserved cozy house by ALTS design office in uji city, japan


oriented on a lot amongst a plethora of remodels in uji city, japan, is the ‘cozy house’ by ALTS design office. faced with limited space allowance, the plan favors openness and air, avoiding fixed internal walls when possible. from outside the ‘cozy house’ maintains a neutral presence. a grey façade is interrupted only by a pair of crossed timber beams, through which guests and residents can access a covered patio and multiple entrances.

cozy house ALTS design office uji city japan
dining, opposite
images © ALTS design office




ALTS design office chose to create openings atop a small grass slope to the right of the driveway. though a small detail, the raised section can be seen from indoors to provide a bit of greenery. ‘cozy house’ is reserved, a quiet, private dwelling for its inhabitants to relax and live without worry of outside influence.


cozy house ALTS design office uji city japan
interior, looking to front of house and street entrance


cozy house ALTS design office uji city japan
the grey box is broken by two large timber crosses

street façade


cozy house ALTS design office uji city japan



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