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Light Stage House by Future Studio

Slideshow: Japanese architects Future Studio conceived the rooftop terrace of this Hiroshima house as a stage, with its audience in the living room and kitchen.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

A ladder leads up from the first floor rooms to the sun deck, which is visible behind a plane of clear glass and two glazed doors.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

The walls of the house are rounded, and a second staircase follows these curves to connect the living room with ground floor rooms below.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Brush strokes are visible on the dark-rendered exterior walls and all the windows are square.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

The project was completed in 2011, around the same time as the architects also finished a series of colourful public toilets - see them here.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Photography is by Toshiyuki Yano.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Here's some text from Future Studio:


Light stage house

The concept of this house, "sunlight stage" is a proposal of the way of taking sunlight on the site where the condition of sunlight is severe.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

The taking point of sunlight is set to a high position of the north side of the house, and all plans arise there.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

It becomes the plan of the curved surface because running on of the sun is analyzed, and the angle of incidence is calculated, and brightness is brought to the residence space by the reflection of sunlight.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

The sunlight stage changes by making it to a curved and edgeless surface according to the change in the solar position in the difference and the weather, and the space changes.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

In the large space of the curved space that changes with the sunlight stage where it keeps changing the expression, we feel the sense wrapped in light from the sunlight stage gently.

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Name of the project: Light stage house

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Architect: Bunzo Ogawa

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Location: Hiroshima, Japan

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Use: Private house

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Building area: 52.14sqm

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Gross area: 104.28sqm

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Building scale: 2 stories

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Structure system: Timber

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Period of design: 2009.11-2010.11

Light Stage House by Future Studio

Period of construction: 2010.12-2011.6