The Unou House of Japan – A Home by the Train Tracks

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Japan may be one of the most advanced in the fields of architecture, construction and technology and for sure design was never an issue. The Unou House is located in Toyota, Aichi Perfecture which was completed just last July 2012. A black wooden house that is arranged between two frames at either end, one vertical and the other is horizontal, both ends serve as entrance to the house. With the next few pictures, you will be able to see a tall and narrow entrance that slopes down to a low and wide living space. The idea of not putting walls on the house was both for the “one room” that the designers wanted to achieve and of course, for the purposes of great ventilation and to make the flow of air in the house great. This triangular home will surely impress you.

Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates was the designer of this 83.48 square meter home by the Train Tracks. This site is surrounded with great options for the view, but the designers made it sure to put the entrances by the east and west to showcase the best places where the view is better. The designers thought of making “picture frames” for the views that the house have, one in the east and one in the west. Now, take a look at the pictures that we will be showing for you to be able to admire The Unou House.

unou facade

Look at how sturdy the house looks like with the long vertical lines on the east side.

unou rear