project: azamino soho
type of use: private house & office
architect: kentaro kimizuka/kimizuka architects
photo: makoto yasuda, kentaro kimizuka
A two-story house with work space/salon which is also used for various small events and even temporary marketplace.
Chains of open rooms, a wellhole in the centre of house and movable glass partition walls facing to terrace help obscure borders between private and public and lead one-off house to be a device of connecting people.
“Working” is to keep connection with society. If this type of house gets more common, many houses will get no longer just closed box separated from the community.