Japanese architect Kimihiko Okada has completed construction of an unusual house, raised above the ground on stilts and resembling a bird’s nest. The unique architecture of the building Toda House in Hiroshima, located on one of the densely built-up streets of Hiroshima (Japan), provides its residents, “added bonus” – a spacious plot of land near the house, or rather, under it.
According to the architects, they selected an architectural solution designed to solve several tasks: to make room for parking and yard to provide views of the roofs of neighboring houses to lower and maintain the confidentiality of the private life of the inhabitants.
In addition, the homeowner wanted to leave room for expansion, where in the future will be built a small shop.
In response to all of these requests, the house stood above the ground on stilts high and strong, like a bird’s nest, the birds of providing safety and comfort.
The house is open for viewing, but not as much as if it were a window on the first level. The effective circulation and variety of spatial relationships were achieved using helical structural elements and conveniently located stairs.
Developing a spiral, the house forms a continuous, well-lighted, environmentally friendly and stylistically neutral living environment, in which the zoning is done by implicit hints, or open and clear functional fragments.
The work of authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio: http://cargocollective.com/ookd