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Space Maximization in Japan: OH House by Atelier Tekuto

The OH House gets its name from the family that will inhabit this unusual, but fascinating looking residence. Designed by Atelier Tekuto (Yasuhiro Yamashita) from Japan, this home is 1,5 meters lower than the road in front and was constructed on unleveled terrain. Even though its exterior seems to state that this home isn’t all that roomy, the architects beg to differ: “Upon entering a space, human eyes unconsciously measures distance from perpendicular lines. Thus the OH residence has multi-sided ceilings which surprise people by feeling bigger inside than the outside”. The owners wanted a peaceful and private place which also meant obstructed views of the interior from the street.Yasuhiro Yamashita says that “even though they answered the client’s request to avoid being seen from the outside, they still made the windows as big as possible”. The interior has a few original ideas worth discovering, such as suspended furniture for extra storage space and a dining table that hangs from the ceiling.-via Designboom

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3 responses to “Space Maximization in Japan: OH House by Atelier Tekuto” - Add yours!

  1. M M said:
    September 10, 2010

    I like everything about this house except, maybe tiring and dangerous stairs.

  2. M M said:
    September 10, 2010

    Like the exterior.

  3. bobby said:
    September 10, 2010

    love those floors. Anyone know what wood they are made from?

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  1. [...] Modern Compact Home Design in Japan By Prisa, on January 10th, 2011 This house is built on a small and unleveled terrain, 1.5 meters lower than the street level. The architect of Atelier Tekuto (Yasuhiro Yamashita) has managed to build a house which looks bigger from inside than it looks from the outside. “Upon entering a space, human eyes unconsciously measures distance from perpendicular lines. Thus the OH residence has multi-sided ceilings which surprise people by feeling bigger inside than the outside”. The architect has also managed to create as big windows as possible even though the clients were clearly stated that they wanted a peaceful and private house which means protecting the interior view of the house from the street. Yasuhiro Yamashita stated that “even though they answered the client’s request to avoid being seen from the outside, they still made the windows as big as possible”. While the modern exterior of this house is done in black, the modern interior is done in bright colors. The minimalist interior design features white walls and ceilings accented with bright wood. The result is a clean and warmth interior with simple yet functional furniture to further enhance the sense of spaciousness.  -Via. [...]