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A Clever Light-Filled Home in Hiroshima

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A light-filled home by UID Architects in Hiroshima for a family with two children brings bits of sky in from every angle.

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Surprisingly compact and impersonal on the outside, this secret home in the heart of an industrial city gives nothing away.

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Its very narrow footprint could result in a dark interior. But instead, surprising and beautiful spaces.

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Surprisingly, the bath room and the bedroom are at street level, on the ground floor.

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Cleverly, privacy is created by vertical venetian blinds that block the sightline down into the rooms within.

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You journey up to the public spaces.

Although what you can see outside is boringly industrial, the interior spaces within this secret dwelling are light and exhilarating.

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Little obvious attempt is made to really screen out the public world, yet it is removed.

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From the moment you enter under this clever broad expanse of white mesh screen, the compact exterior seems to expand and opens out.

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Like so many architectural innovations in landlocked Japan, the design truly makes the best of its tiny infill space in the city.

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3 Comments so far to “A Clever Light-Filled Home in Hiroshima”
  1. Robin Horton / Urban Gardens Says:

    Talk about indoor/outdoor and the blend between exterior and interior spaces–this is great! Thanks for your great shares.

  2. Raul Alfaro Says:

    WOW. Modern, singular and practical housing project. The external apearance is amazing, brutal close front to the street with an very opened facades in the interior. A typical and necesary japanese actitude.

    EXCELENT JOB. Congratulations from Barcelona.

  3. Machi House / UID Architects | External Brain Says:

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