House-dT by
Daijiro Takakusa

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Slideshow: one huge window stretches across the black facade of this house overlooking the bay in Osaka.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

Designed by Japanese architect Daijiro Takakusa, the two-storey-high House-dT incorporates a soundproofed drumming studio with an artist's workshop above.

A silhouette of a tree decorates the wall behind the window, where a staircase connects the living and utility rooms with bedrooms upstairs.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

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House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

The text below is from Daijiro Takakusa:


The site of "House-dT" is in the new residential area of the Osaka southern part, and can overlook Osaka Bay.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

I designed this house in this site for husband whose hobby is playing a drum , and wife who is a painter.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

They requested four things to the design of the house.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

The one was that they would live calmly every day looking Osaka Bay, and the two was that husband would have a studio for playing a drum completely, the three was that wife would have a atelier which could open a drawing class in the future, and the four was that they would have a large yard for a barbecue party.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

In order to realize their requests in this narrow site, I piled up the atelier on the studio, and arranged a well space between these spaces and the living space for that the noise from the studio and the atelier would not be get across to the living space.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

And I filled these all spaces in the simple box form, and arranged the box aslant in this site in order to take the large yard.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

Since the well space will be passed on the way to every rooms, I considered that the well space would be the most important space, and decided to make this well space into attractive space.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

I prepared the big window in one side of this well space from which Osaka Bay could be overlooked, and decided to use the other side of this well space as a canvas on which wife would draw the picture.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

The theme of the picture was taken as a big tree , since I expected that the picture would protect this family, and husband's first name "Daiki" means a big tree in japanese.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa

Since I considered that the view of Osaka Bay which would be overlooked from the interior, and the picture of a big tree were the most important for this house, I decided to design the house as simply as possible.

House-dT by Daijiro Takakusa