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.

About these ads

Tagged: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Eastern Design Office: Slit House at Phat City.



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: