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Garden in the house – A private residence by Suppose Design in Nagoya
6/28/2011

When designing a single family residence in the Japanese city of Nagoya, the architects at Suppose Design Office came up with a house which is shrouded to the outside and opens up on the inside. Given the location and surroundings, in other words little natural daylight and a lot of industrial buildings, they turned the idea of an oasis in the midst of the urban jungle into reality. They created a garden room with rough stones and sparse vegetation, which extends through the entire house. This "fitted greenery" serves as an atrium and, by means of skylights, provides the rooms with natural light. To seal itself off from outside the house has few windows and as such comes across as being very much deserted. On the interior bright colors, large breakthroughs in walls and transitions without any thresholds dissolve the boundaries between rooms. The cultivation of the interior garden illustrates the longing for natural living space but at the same demonstrates the ongoing domestication of nature.

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"House in Nagoya", Japan. Designed by Suppose Design Office | Photos © Toshiyuki Yano
"House in Nagoya", Japan. Designed by Suppose Design Office | Photos © Toshiyuki Yano