Lifted From the Ground Like a Bird's Nest: Toda House in Hiroshima

Lifted From the Ground Like a Bird’s Nest: Toda House in Hiroshima

Japanese architect Kimihiko Okada completed Toda House, a spiraling home with a unique appearance and architecture details in Hiroshima, Japan. According to the architects, “the land of this area is developed into platforms forming several levels. The architecture was requested to have a view over the roof of the neighboring house, standing one level lower, and to consider security, for the site is located at the edge of the residential area, and to leave some space for extension when the client opens a small shop in the future. To respond to the requests, the house is lifted from the ground. Like a bird’s nest, it called up architecture’s primary function of relief from disturbance.The house is open to the view and yet protected from the fear and environment. The variations of circulation and diverse spatial relations were achieved by placing a penetrating staircase. Together with the slab, the spandrel wall creates the continuous but various environments“. How do you find the architecture of this home?


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