The elongated, gabled shape of a property in Kyoto is echoed inside its personal interior with a cutout motif appearing as doorways, windows and niches. Hazukashi Home by Alts Design Office attributes a warm and cozy central gathering space clad in wood, extending the complete height of the property, punctuated everywhere you look by the same repeating shape.
The outcome is a residence that almost seems to be memorializing its personal basic silhouette, paying tribute to an icon that we all instantly recognize as ‘home.’ The openings break up the huge wooden wall in the dining region, enabling foot traffic and the transmission of natural light from one area to the subsequent.
A timber-clad central stairway leads from this widespread area to the private rooms upstairs. Linear routes throughout the house lead from one particular of these gabled cut-outs directly into another, making the space seem to multiply as if with a trick of mirrors. How many can you count in a single area?