Ehime HouseThe site is located in Ehime prefecture which is in Shikoku island, Southern part of Japan.
There are some high-rise apartments around the site, therefore we planned it to be a closed setting in order to keep privacy. Having that circumstance, the living room designed to have high-ceiling in order to get the appropriate South sun light from the huge window which is one of the few windows in the house. The kitchen with a dining table is angled to its living area to generate extra space and make an impression of spaciousness.
On the exterior material, charred cedar which is a well-known product in the area is used with steel plates. The combination of the natural and artificial material would bring out a unique expression as a whole.