House in Ishikiri in Japan
Japan architecture firm Tato Architects have designed House in Ishikiri located in Osaka, Japan.
We observed favorably the mosaic pattern of old and rebuilt houses telling each history of over eighty years.
It was not easy to find out the way for making the house coordinated to the surroundings as the site is 3.5m up from the road so that the house would look larger than the actual size. We proceeded with the design by making places step by step searching an appropriate way of building the house that adapt to surrounding environments.
First, we made concrete walls with rough texture by using formwork made by small split lauan to match with old masonry walls and concrete-block walls in surrounding environments, and covered those with a black archetypical house structure following the roof form of houses in the neighborhood. After that, living space is made in the way as renovating interior space.