Here’s a first: a standard-sized home with a smaller one built inside of it. Introducing House K by Japanese architect Yoshichika Takagi. This weird home contains “individual functions arranged within a covered exterior-like environment that references the urban fabric of a traditional fishing village interpreted on a smaller scale in the midst of suburban sprawl.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The contrast between the larger envelope and the decentralized program is clearly seen with the difference in material: an all white shell with a large pitched roof encases the smaller natural wood-clad components. The kitchen is left in the open space in the middle of the house as the common link and the social area of the construct, like a town square. The six surrounding volumes, arranged at different angles with different views to create the feel of a heterogeneous town, provide privacy within and additional spaces on their ‘rooftops’.