studiogreenblue: house with midair living studiogreenblue: house with midair living
dec 24, 2010

studiogreenblue: house with midair living

‘house with midair living’ by studiogreenblue all images courtesy studiogreenblue

‘house with midair living’ by studiogreenblue is located in the residential suburb of koga, ibaraki, japan. designed for a young family, the open plan house features a translucent second floor, so no one area is closed off from another.

the activity space for the children is above the living room on the first floor, hence why the house is named ‘midair living’. the translucent lattice dividing the upper and lower levels offers a dwelling space which does not feel confined by that of a traditional ceiling.

view of the upper level

the translucent grid which acts as a ceiling for the lower level and the floor of the upper level provides a space that feels open and airy

a view through the gridded floor / ceiling

living space with built in storage units

see through…

lower level

the upper level lit by night

floor plan

floor plan

project info: architects: studiogreenblue team: mitsuharu kojima, wataru kobayashi location: koga, ibaraki, japan project area:139.11sqm structure: wood photographer: studiogreenblue

  • The Gridded floor/ceiling looks great and is an excellent centre piece, it merges the rooms in a very subtle manner. You could say a new take on open plan living. Only issues are the practicalities of walking on it, it looks as if it would be painful without shoes and I imagine toes and fingers getting stuck. Which makes me think of it as quite a dubious part of the house for children. Though once again the translucence merge is beautiful and more than makes up for this.

    Syracuse says:
  • if i wear a skirt…

    woman says:
  • What about dust in these gridded holes ?

    Housewife says:

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