O-HOUSE completion:2007.08

photo by Takahiro Shimokawa



The site is located in a quiet residential area in Fukuyama city. As the site is in the residential area, we tried to eliminate or cut off unwanted elements and select required elements in this environment where various elements such as wind, light, heat, visual line exist. We planned to use a floating wall as filtration device to solve this. The gap at the bottom of the wall play a role as the wind path from north to south and the opening in the upper wall will give soft light from the north to the room while blocking the line of sight from the street. Also the wall will play a role as the device to discharge the heat from the room to outside.