Eastern Design Office: Slit House
June 8, 2009 § Leave a comment
Anna Nakamura and Taiyo Jinno of Eastern Design Office designed this house (for a woman in her 80s!) located in Koka, Shiga (Japan).
The house is formed by the slits – which act as windows – forming a long, narrow building conforming to the site.
The slits bring unique light into the spaces throughout the day – allowing for different lighting conditions.
At 11 am, sunlight pierces through all of the slits, creating a special repetitive lighting condition along the long, narrow corridor of the house.
Such a beautiful, simplistic ‘solid and void’ design utilizing one of our best renewable resources – the sun.
Images via what we do is secret.
Original post by phat city.