UZU architects disguises swallow house in suburban japan
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa
all images courtesy of UZU architects

 

 

 

positioned on a sloping site in the japanese city of osaka, UZU architects has completed a residential property for a client who wished to return to his childhood neighborhood. entitled ‘swallow house’, the two-storey timber structure sits stealthily perched among more orthodox suburban buildings.

 

internally, white walls and pale timbers provide a stark contrast with the black exterior, ensuring a brightly lit and comfortable environment. upon entering the home, an entrance leads towards a small living room, while the upstairs contains cooking and dining facilities alongside sleeping accommodation.

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
the house is positioned on a sloping site in the japanese city of osaka
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
a porch at the property’s ground floor
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
stairs leading inside the suburban dwelling
photos by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
internal spaces contrast the building’s dark exterior
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
white walls and pale timbers establish a brightly lit and comfortable internal environment
photos by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
carefully positioned windows provide daylight while ensuring privacy
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
the two-storey timber structure sits stealthily perched among more orthodox structures
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
all areas of the home are brightly and naturally lit
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
the upstairs contains cooking and dining facilities alongside sleeping accommodation
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

UZU architects swallow house japan designboom
‘swallow house’ gently illuminated at night
photo by akiyoshi fukuzawa

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

location: osaka, japan
type: residence
site area: 122.89 sqm
built area: 66.09 sqm
total floor area: 124.21 sqm
size: wooden, 2 storey
architects: UZU / tetsuya matsui, tomoko murata
photography: akiyoshi fukuzawa