This warm house, where one of the most predominant materials has undoubtedly been wood, thus creating a cozy place, is located in the city of Koga, in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.It covers a total ground area of 129 square meters and was designed by the architectural firm Hearth Architects in the year 2016.
This project started with the client’s mantra of “each family under one roof,” so that, in its redesign, the number of walls was minimized to satisfy the client.
The result is a vast and ample open space, full of fresh air that enters through the different openings of the house and flows from one side to another, cooling the atmosphere. Natural light does something similar, seeping into the interior through the openings and illuminating the entirety of the space.
Its interior, furnished in a carefully chosen and perfectly sparse manner, keeping only what is strictly necessary, results in a style that is simple but comfortable.
The beautiful wooden ceiling, with thick, exposed beams that cross the width of the space, is an important point in the interior design, and a feature that instantly draws our eye.
Its spaces offer comfortable nooks and corners that invite us to rest and relax, either with a good book or in a pleasant conversation.