All Wooden Home, Mie, Japan
To make a house a home, you have to create an atmosphere of personality and individuality. Houses are merely structures whereas a home is a reflection of self, a place of our own. Part of making a home is often to make it feel warm and inviting through the use of comfortable materials.
The all wooden house pictured below is in Mie, Japan and was created by a.un architects design office for a family of four. Sited on an incline, the home sits 1800mm above the road below, commanding amazing views of the ocean.
What makes this home so unique is its beautiful wooden cladding, both inside and out. This cladding creates a dynamic relationship between the buildings inner and outer skins, a balance and welcoming appearance achievable with very few other materials.
The design of the internal spaces very much reflects the material used. There is no ornamentation, no decoration or excessive working of the wood, it is presented in its purest form. This naked appearance creates a house with no identity, fit for a family to turn into a home.
photos: [Yuya Saito] (Japanese)