takeshi hosaka architects: insidehouse & outsidehouse
takeshi hosaka architects: insidehouse & outsidehouse takeshi hosaka architects: insidehouse & outsidehouse
nov 04, 2009

takeshi hosaka architects: insidehouse & outsidehouse

left: insidehouse right: outsidehouse all images by masao nishikawa, courtesy of takeshi hosaka architectsthe insidehouse & outsidehouse, designed by takeshi hosaka architects, is a private residence in tokyo, japan. the two-storey wooden structure consists of two independent units which complete the home. the house is constructed in a way which allows fluid movement from indoor to outdoor spaces, as well as between the two structures. the smaller structure is considered the ‘outdoorhouse’, while the ‘indoorhouse’ is the larger unit of the two.

the outsidehouse has a small study which opens up onto a roofless courtyard which can be accessed from the insidehouse via the open walkway which runs between the two buildings. using a built-in ladder, one can climb to the outsidehouse’s second floor which consists of two open balconies.

though the home isn’t physically connected, large glass windows and cutouts in the courtyard wall facing the insidehouse provide transparency within the home, allowing one to easily look from the insidehouse to the outsidehouse.

outside house

view from insidehouse onto the open courtyard of the outsidehouse

view from outsidehouse’s patio into insidehouse

aerial view

aerial view

one of the two outdoor balconies which can be accessed by ladder



project credits: design and supervision: takeshi hosaka architects structural design: sakane nobuo young construction co., port construction site area 95.98m2 buildingarea 37.32m2 floor area 71.20m2

  • what a great interpretation of the ideal! I want one.

    wstark says:
  • the sky view is so beautiful and love the concept

    lex says:

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