koseki architect office: OH residence koseki architect office: OH residence
oct 26, 2011

koseki architect office: OH residence

‘OH residence’ by koseki architect office in osaka, japan all images courtesy koseki architect office image © toshihide kajiwara

‘OH residence’ by japanese practice koseki architect office is a two-storey private dwelling in a quiet residential neighbourhood of osaka, japan. simple and regular in volume, the design inserts a garden space that is bound by a porous, mesh-like facade to dissolve the physical border between the indoor and outdoor environments.

front elevation image © toshihide kajiwara

characterized by a pixelated elevation from the street, the house utilizes a large steel mesh with suspended stone tiles that serves as a multi-storey fence by the entrance. the treatment allows for a permeable skin with partial views of the sheltered garden space within. continuing the same language, the roof form that  extends over the outdoor zone features multiple roof lights of various sizes that further provide a sense of open space.

interior view image © toshihide kajiwara

seeking to establish a direct dialogue with the outdoor elements, the interior programs which face onto the garden are lined by floor-to-ceiling glazing. the sliding windows allow the dwelling to easily expand out into the outdoor terrace as well as to promote natural ventilation. visual connections to the garden are continued to the second storey with a small balcony that overlooks the private outdoor space below.

dining and kitchen space by the garden image © toshihide kajiwara

view of atrium images © toshihide kajiwara

small balcony on second level image © toshihide kajiwara

access to roof image © toshihide kajiwara

lighting effects at night image © toshihide kajiwara

  • that facade is sheer brilliance

    dbkii says:
  • The Facade is wonderful, how was it built?

    Esteban says:

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