Unou Residence by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Japanese architectural practice Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates have designed the Unou Residence in Toyota, Japan. The house has two frames, one vertical frame at east and one horizontal frame at west. The “one room” which is expanding vertically and horizontally between the two frames is the house.
Following is a description from the architect, “I have an idea that the residence should be a one room. However, the monotonous one room which can see the whole feels in many cases that there are few choices of an air and a life. So we have made “one room” which can connect family without seeing directly. This time, We proposed preparing “the boundary of air” connecting good fields of view in the east-and-west and gaining depth and density to the space.
Concretely, we use wooden frame which use auxiliary as window or door frame. We think wooden frame itself takes a part of specifying space boundary. It is distinguished as somewhere else at the same time the space before and behind that is connected because there is a wooden frame. It is constituted as space with moderate tolerance.”