store MUU Design Studio have redesigned a private residential space in japan‘s osaka bay. called S House, the proposal remodels a collection of old private houses, half of which have fell into misuse and the other, home to an elderly couple and their grandfather.

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the proposal removes 50% of the sites’ original structures

 

 

in place of one of the site’s original annexes an open atmosphere has been imagined on the sites’ closed facade and in addition to the original entrance, a second gate divides the flow line of people and cars. to make the most of the space born out of demolition store MUU design studio have created a planting area welcoming visitors into a rich space surrounded by greenery.

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a choice in materials references the area’s historical natural disasters

 

 

the new parking lot uses a heavy-duty reinforced concrete, referencing a strengthening of materials in consideration of the ‘hanshin-awaji great earthquake’ that occurred in the neighbourhood in 1995. the garden that follows acts as a walkway, dividing the flow of the car and pedestrians without breaking the premises existing flow lines. a terrace provides further outside space for family and friend, easily accessible to the elderly couple.

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the shape of the gable roofs inspire the proposal’s design motif, where oblique lines are echoed in the entrance and the garden to create a space which leads the eye across both old and new. the same concept is use in the fence elevating the line of site and opening up the perspective on to the town.

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oblique lines in the original structures inspired the design’s motif

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areas born out of demolition are transformed into outside space

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a terrace creates further space for socialising

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the garden acts as a walkway for visitors

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the garage, built from reinforced concrete

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a birds-eye-view of the proposal

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the approach to the garage

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the existing plan of the private residential site

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the new proposal of the private residential site

 

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video by daisuke ito

 

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edited by: kieron marchese | designboom

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