Clever and Innovative Arrangement of Spaces: House O

Clever and Innovative Arrangement of Spaces: House O

How many of you have gone through building your own home? The excitement, the expectations, the happiness – these feelings are what rushed over anyone who ever dreamed about the perfect house, personalized to capture the essence of your personal lifestyle. House O is one of those residences that fulfil their inhabitant’s dreams. Designed by Japanese studio Jun Igarishi Architects, the house looks as an imposing structure although it has only one floor. Each of the geometric structures that compose the body of the house was placed as to offer an exploration of differentiated internal spaces. The cooking area explores a strong visual connection to the adjacent trees, while the living space has visual connection to the south, with a large window facing an enclosed corridor that forms the outer walls of the nearby kitchen and dining room. Located in the middle of the house, the living space is also the tallest box-like structure. The other spaces received different heights that ended up shaping an architecture that looks like a little city. Its uniqueness lies in the dynamic architecture that the house displays from different vantage points. Clever arrangement of spaces, don’t you agree?



  • Kat June 1, 2011 at 09:11 AMLogin to Reply →

    Remember how we all used to stack boxes as kids and played, lived, slept, ate in it and called it a fortress and wished we can just live in it forever? This definitely is the realization of that :D Look at that view from the outside! Fun fun fun!

  • Oliver June 1, 2011 at 10:55 AMLogin to Reply →

    absolute fascinating – love this house!

  • Nina June 3, 2011 at 11:26 AMLogin to Reply →

    Great architecture and color contrast play with inside and outside of the house. I think its a house that photos dont really tell the whole story it should be seen live to get full picture.

  • mitate June 6, 2011 at 07:37 AMLogin to Reply →

    fun it may be, but a clever arrangement of spaces it is not. it is squandered space in one of the most space-conscious countries on earth. but as much as i believe house architecture is about space creation, what was envisaged with the arrangement of the elevations i cannot think…..