A cubical living space design which is called the Inside Out House is completed designed by the Takeshi Hosaka Architects. This living space is designed in Tokyo, Japan. This living space is designed by the architect for a married couple and cats which are based in Tokyo. By the architect, this project has started based on the idea which is humans and cats live in a same house and it is rather than cats living in a house designed for humans, and finally this idea brought out a concept, it is “a house inside which you feel being outside”.
In the accordance with the irregularly-shaped quadrangular site, the shape of the building is decided as an irregular quadrangle. Through which light, wind or rain can enter into the building, the roof and the wall sides of the volume have carefully designed openings. Which is allows the rain to enter in; the plants are planted in the ground under the roof opening. The boxes for the bedroom and for a bathroom are put in the outer volume, and a living room is located above the bedroom box and a deck above the bathroom box. There is a space in which you will feel yourself is being outside inside the volume: Light, wind or rain can be able to enter in. So which your way of living is depends on the weather, but in this house, you always positively seek to find other images of the life. You will seek to find the area where you don’t get wet; it is because the areas on the floor on which rain is falls vary according to the wind direction. The various things about the relation between the extend to which the rain is enters in on the one band, and the location of the objects, furniture and yourself on the other, as you live longer, you will find out it from your experience.
Inside this house, there is no air-conditioner, so during the intermediate seasons or summer, both of the humans and the cats are live in the natural draft, in other word, they live in the air environment which is almost same as the outside. You can stay in the indoor boxes or the living room with the glass sliding doors closed on the windy or the chilly days. The figure and the other many items which have been collected are located not only indoors, but many of which are also put on the shelves to the extent which it is possible. The cats are walk on the thin line on which the rain doesn’t fall and it is find places in the sun to take a nap. The couple stay in the living room in the upstairs with the glass doors is open, sometimes even on the rainy days; they often live a life in which they feel themselves which is being outside eve while being inside. To reduce the energy consumption and to coexist with the nature, the people living in the modern era is attempt in the modern way. This is also a positive attempt to find what ways of the life are possible beyond the energy problems and this, in turn, beyond the way of the life which is leading to the important themes about the human mental activities. The couple and cats that had lived in an apartment are now pioneering the new images of life every day in the weather-dependent house inside which they feel being outside.
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Photography by KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.