The Small Box House
- Esther Jablotschkin
The residence ‘Small Box House’ by Shin-ichiro Akasaka was built on the western hillside of Mt. Moiwa, overlooking the city of Sapporo. From the casual lifestyle of the clients and also the request to have a part of the house turned into a cafe in the future, the architects aimed to create a space that would be flexible. Various life-scenes should be able to exist alongside inside a simple void, like a barn. The floor, handrails, walls, and also curtains are passing the light through and enable the residents to move continuously without any distraction. Various heights in the ceiling and the openings are designed to lead the residents to find a relaxing retreats within the space.