This is a simple looking house with that built in Tokyo, Japan. This house designed by Takeshi Hosaka Architectsand has simple box shape with many random small windows located on its walls, roof and floors. The small windows has 200mm square of size, used as atriums or as practical openings for communications between the first and the second floors. Designed for deaf parents with two children, this house consist two floor with two small rooms on the first floor and one big room on the second floor. The communication between the parents without hearing capability and children with hearing capability on different floor is done through these small windows that located on the floor using sign language. These floor window also can be used as plant path that come up from first floor to the second floor. The windows that located on the wall using to take air and light from outside, also as a communication tool to the outside. From the second floor you can go to the roof through stairs. These windows position allows the parents to communicate to theirs children from many place.
Photographs: KOJI FUJII / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
Design of House