[Japan Condenses] Sneak Peak at Refining Spaces
A roof as a pool. This minimal home is a mere 114 square meters, white and raw concrete, and perched on a steep hill. The project is a selection for [Japan Condenses] for its exceptional ability to perform so much living in such a small space on such difficult terrain. Rather than take the obvious approach to plunk a carport atop a stack of floors the T House by Architects Katsufumi Kubota made the jump of applying a body of water instead. The pool turns the top of the home into a reflection of sky, tucking the simplified living room below, which is endowed with a floor to ceiling window projecting the residence out into the landscape. To complete the connection to the sky an ultimately simplified plank reaches out from the lower story into space. Living in poetry has it rewards with a nice afternoon swim.
Just wanted to share one of the final selected projects from our [Japan Condenses] team at the IBE. Weaving a narrative about living well within smaller confines is the heart of the chapter and with a dozen more examples we will make the case that rethinking the built environment does not mean doing with less but instead is an opportunity to refine ones life.