House with Empty Lot by ON design

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House with Empty Lot by ON design

Japanese firm ONdesign have completed a wooden house in Fujisawa where two sliced halves are connected by a shared living area.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

Resembling dollhouses, the two open facades both overlook the triple-height living room, which is called the Empty Lot.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

This room is naturally day-lit from high-level windows and is contrastingly painted in white.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

The side of the house containing the bathrooms accommodates a specially designed surfer storage room, while the half housing the kitchen contains a practice room for a musician.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

You can see more Japanese houses here, including one that appears to be caving in.

House with Empty Lot by ON desig

Here's a little more information from ONdesign:


House with Empty lot

The site was an empty land leftover inside a ready made housing area.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

This is a proposal of a new daily life going back and forth the large empty lot which accepts the extent of life and the two compact houses.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

This house which is for a musician and a surfer couple has two houses to smarten up each others belongings.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

They come out to the emty lot between their hobby time and go back to their own home and spend their own time.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

The empty lot with overwhelming expansion inside the house encourages the surplus of daily life.

House with Empty Lot by ON design

Site: Fujisawa, Kanagawa
Structure: wood

House with Empty Lot by ON design
Site area: 140.45 sqm
Building area: 62.98 sqm

House with Empty Lot by ON design

Architect: Osamu Nishida + Takanori Ineyama (ON design)
Structure design: Kazuyuki Ohara (BSI)
Construction: Best Home

  • kirin

    Well-built doll house.

  • g money

    I want to hate it so much….but ugh….it looks so good. Having to walk down, across and then up again to get to another room is fantastic, reminding you of the awesome building you live in.

  • Don

    HAHHAA I agree +no windows on the ground floor in the living room

  • jojo

    great concept, lav it or hate it

  • ukmls

    This design is pure genius….Who care's about the outside.
    I dont think I've ever seen anything like it before.
    Talk about the 'experiential'….I hate to say it, but this building put's Peter Zumhtor's work to shame.