House of Diffusion
House of Diffusion is a residence in Shiga, Japan, designed by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects.

The windows of the home are positioned to afford views of the nearby hills but restrict views of the immediate neighbourhood. 

FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects: – This project was requested from a 30-something couple. The client desired an open and varied space. The lot is located at a part of subdivision lots where idyllic scenery still remains. The east side of the lot faces a hilly area. The plan has been designed to incorporate the scenery as well as to protect privacy from neighborhood, resulting in the composition of being connected with the outward world while closed inward at the same time. The “diffused space”, which is neither single nor too much divided, provides to the owner a variety of living spaces produced with the views clipped from landscapes, introduced lights, and flexible spaces.


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