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House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

The timber-framed rooms of this house in Osaka prefacture by Japanese architects Suga Atelier are on show to the street though a transparent facade.

Above: photograph is by Yuko Tada

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

Named House of Cedar, the building has a cross-bracing cedar structure that is exposed inside both of its two storeys.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

The glazed front elevation comprises an assortment of small square and rectangular windows, including three that can be opened.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

The entrance is located on the side of the house and is sheltered beneath a faceted first-floor bulge that contains the bathroom.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

Earlier this year Suga Atelier also completed a house with a faceted concrete exterior - see it here.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

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House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

Photography is by the architects, apart from where otherwise stated.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

Here are a few words from Shotaro Suga of Suga Atelier:


House of Cedar in Osaka pref. in Japan.

This house is made by small size wood of cedar.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

We developed in a way new structural system which uses old wooden frame technique and steel bolts to make a free and warm inner space.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

Today wood is used for structural members or finishing materials.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

We thought we have to find a better way of using woods to be with trees.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

Above: photograph is by Yuko Tada

Because trees are important part of nature, and also people's good friend from ancient period.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

We use many smaller size simple woods and weave woods together to make free and pleasing space which is continuous to surroundings.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

We can live in a better way with trees.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier