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Architecture December, 28 2012

House in Tosuien by Suppose Design Office

Located in the quiet residential area of Tosuien, Hiroshima, this striking yet minimalist house was designed by Suppose Design Office to house a family of five.  The building’s metal frame structure and overhanging concrete floor are completely covered in translucent panels, resulting in a lightbox effect, which provides ample of sunlight during.

The buildings stretches over 3 floors. The ground level provides room for the owner’s motorcycle collection and as the building is set back about 4 meters from the road, there is enough space for a vehicle in front as well. The second floor features the dining room, living room and the kitchen, located partially in a concrete core that hides all the mechanical and plumbing systems. The fourth floor features the bedrooms. The corrugated plastic panes provide a feeling of transparency without compromising to privacy, as the only real clear image exists within about a meter from the skin and is still a bit distorted.

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