O House by Takeru Shoji Architects

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O House by Takeru Shoji Architects

Located on a corner of peach garden in the suburban Niigata, the O House is a private residence for a family of three with a well-designed courtyard.

Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects
Location: Minami-ku, Niigata-city, Japan
Photographs: Isamu Murai

O House by Takeru Shoji Architects
© Isamu Murai
O House by Takeru Shoji Architects
© Isamu Murai

Accompanied with L-shaped one room plan, a series of different spatial characteristics are emerged. The precisely framed views from large windows towards south and north make us feel even more continuous, unified and inseparable landscape.

Courtyard House in Peach Garden by Takeru Shoji Architects
© Isamu Murai
Courtyard House in Peach Garden by Takeru Shoji Architects
© Isamu Murai

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O House by Takeru Shoji Architects
© Isamu Murai
O House by Takeru Shoji Architects
© Isamu Murai

Inspiration from architect:

This design approach became extremely similar to what we call “Yobitsugi” in Japanese tradition, which is reconstitution of tea bowel from fragments of broken pottery and expresses the beauty of lively life.

O House by Takeru Shoji Architects
© Isamu Murai