The Garden House was designed by Takeshi Hosaka Architects in 2006 and completed in October 2007.
Located in Yokohama, the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, the 1,222 square-foot two story residence sits on a 1,051 square foot tiny triangle lot in a dense neighborhood.
Garden House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects:
“This is a house consisting of inside and outside spaces.
The clients are a married couple. Their request: “We want a house in which we feel as if we are outdoors.”
While there is no clear boundary between the indoor and outdoor in terms of the construction of a house, it offers uninterrupted experiences and similar dimensions, structures, finishes, and furniture density.
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Although the indoor and outdoor are different environments, all the more reason it is fun if there are both the indoor dining and outside dining. You can sleep on the comfortable bed outdoors for a short sleep. When thinking like this, I feel that a living in which you can do various things inside and outside is possible.
Sometimes you can feel that the inside space is extended from the outdoors or is a space like outside. Sometimes you can feel that the outside space is extended from the inside.
I aimed to design a house in which its dwellers feel at ease as if the whole house looks like a garden. I thought that I’ll try to design a house where the scenes of living expand to both inside and outside.”
Photos courtesy of Takeshi Hosaka Architects