Rice Paddy House
Exterior Suyaki Cladding
Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan
The house design takes full advantage of its natural surroundings, situated amidst serene nature with the gentle sound of a stream nearby. It has a U-shape design that encompasses a courtyard with steps, utilizing the original terrain of a terraced rice paddy. The stones used in the landscaping are the same ones that were present when the area was still used for rice cultivation.
The design is such that it provides private spaces for both families while also enabling them to enjoy their time together. Additionally, the flow of the house has been meticulously planned to cater to the needs of both humans and cats, making it a comfortable living space for all. The overall atmosphere is one of relaxation, where you can fully immerse yourself in nature.
Yakisugi product used in this project:
Suyaki | Shiplap | 145mm width
Natural oil | ebony| two coats