House T

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Location: Gunma, Japan Date: 2021 - Area: 250m2 Function: Private Residential Status: Ongoing Collaborator: Xing Client: Private Structural Engineer: Hiraiwa Structural Engineering


House T is a private residential project for a retired couple locates in northeast mountain region of Japan. The client purchased approximately 8,000m2 of forest adjacent to river Tone in order to create their own house for a modest life. We are commissioned to design the house as well as its landscape. The inspiration came from the nature of the site where various rocks are scattered across the forest. This unique character indicates that the forest was once a riverbed yet it turns into forest in long time. With this inspiration in mind, we imagined whether it would be possible to design a space for human beings in between the surfaces that one is lifted above the ground as if it's floating on water and other surface appears as if it’s flowing through the forest. The project is scheduled for completion in early summer 2023.

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