TOFU shared with us another residential project called ‘N-House’, located in villa subdivision areas in Otsu, Shiga, Japan. There are rich natural environments with Lake Biwa in the southeast and Mount Hira in the northwest, so in the first stage, they decided to use cedar panels as exterior materials.
The exterior wall is colored with three colors and attached gradation patterns, therefore the abstract wood texture comes and gives us a massive impression. As Forest side, they have arranged a semi-outdoor terrace inside, so that there could have an coherent exterior space.
Also in the living room, they observed the sky and forests around it and they have made graceful sunlights come in various directions through the windows.
Project Architect: Fumiya Ogawa+Tomonobu Higashino
Site Area: 240.01 sqm
Project Area: 107.23 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura