The House in Seto is a residential project on a plateau in Naruto city. The ocean is visible in the distance. A simple, compact, minimal plan was designed for the clients and their cat.
Within the limited area of the site, the exterior wall was built parallel to the street, and on the interior, the ceiling was angled upwards by 45 degrees, to open the field of vision toward the ocean.
The sloped interior ceilings are faithful to the geometry of the kirizuma (sloped) roof. Spatial continuity was achieved through the use of horizontal beams.
The bench extends from the television stand to the engawa (porch), to link internal and external spaces.
For the client, who expects to use the space as a café during the weekends, it lends agency to visitors, who may wish to experience the interior or exterior of the site and the view.
Interior walls were finished with concrete, plaster, and wood, generating a home where the carefully selected tableware and furniture are never out of place.
We hope for the residence to become a home where the client is released from the pressures of everyday life, to relax with their cat, and to view the shipyards and ocean, beyond the engawa.
Once created, architecture has significant influence on townscape,
surrounding people as well as the environment, regardless of its background.
It will remain on that ground for decades
whether it blends into the location or not, or if it’s treasured.
No just design or capabilities, but focus on various architectural essence.
Timeless longevity endeared for years, and guarding people’s lives…
this is the concept we pursue.