House in Utsunomiya by Suppose Design Office

April 06, 2016

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House in Utsunomiya by Suppose Design Office

On a quiet residential street in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya sits an unexpected house.  Designed by architects Suppose Design Office, the gabled roof of this two-storey house extends down to the ground level, creating an unusual inverted V-shape.  Openings in the slanted roof provide plenty of light in the double-height living space inside as well as creating a sheltered indoor-outdoor garden, also providing a high level of privacy at the same time.  This is a great way to bring the outdoors inside, all in a simple yet sculptural building.


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Simple but sculptural furniture in wood would be perfect for such a minimalist space.  The Heldu dining table and low back bench teamed with the Kuskoa chair, all from Alki, would work very well.


The lantern-shaped Chou floor light from LZF and the Vapeur table light from Moustache would both add a touch of atmosphere and whimsy in what could otherwise be a stark interior space.


Slick and functional accessories such as the W / W carafe and glasses set from Menu works well and looks great, whilst the sculptural candles from Andrej Urem work well with the contemporary style of the house.


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