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Sunken House


This is a house for a young couple and their daughter, located in a mixed residential and farming area, one and half hours by train from Tokyo.


The site is surrounded by Kaki (persimmon) fields. We created a house in which it feels as if the room is connected to the bottom of the trees. Living in this space makes you relate to the outside rather than the inside. The house is sunken by 70 cm depth, but as it is surrounded by lawn on all four sides, you can see the sky above the green. The interior is black so that the outside appears to be closer. The structure is a conventional wood structure.