Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
House-hT in Osaka, Japan by Daijirou Takakusa Architect & Associates
February 14th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Daijirou Takakusa Architect & Associates
“House-hT” is a two-story house of steel construction , and the site of this house is in the new residential area of the Osaka southern part. The owner of this house is a young single man who is managing the food company , and is enjoying many hobbies which is racing kart , snowboarding , automobile maintenance , bicycle trip , etc .
He requested to make the space for enjoying these hobbies into the most important space of this house , and would be overlooked from the living space . Then , I arranged the living and dining room next to this hobby space in order to be overlooked for the living space at any time , and decided to make this hobby space to be looked from outside and to express the owner’s hobby .
And in order to connect the living space , the hobby space , and exterior space , I decided to cover these spaces as one big space using the steel frame truss and to divide these spaces with the big glass. I concentrated on designing this house to express the owner hobby , and designed other parts as simply as possible . I think that in designing this house the state of the house as a means of the owner’s self-expression was pursued completely.