A Wooden House Surrounded by Nature in Chiba

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CASE-REAL finished a construction of a wooden house in Chiba, Japan. The firm wanted to blend the house with surrounding nature where the sound of a nearby river can be heard inside the house. The house is surrounded by a bamboo forest and becomes a retreat of the homeowner whose occupation is a photographer.

The House

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Due to the house location and its two-volume structure, the homeowner can hear the sound of flowing water in all the spaces. In addition, the view of the nearby river can be seen from the house as well.

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The house’s wooden façade. It blends well with the surrounding nature.

Extended Wood Deck

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The firm decided to stretch the wood deck outward from the living room inside the house. With the design, the outdoor wood deck was created to help the homeowner enjoy the surrounding nature anytime he wants.

Well Hole

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The well hole connects the living space on the ground floor to the second floor area.

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By using the well hole as the connection, the firm wanted to link the atmosphere between the first and second floor.  The closer view of the well hole.

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From the upper floor, you can see how the well hole is able to establish the connection.

Bring in Nature

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Through this expansive window installed in the living room, it gives an illusion as if you are closer to nature.

The Kitchen

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The kitchen was designed to face the existing stream outside.

The Workspaces

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Since the homeowner is a photographer, he expected the house to act as his studio as well. So here is the workspace of the photographer which is located on the second floor. The workspace includes a darkroom and an office.

The Bathroom

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There is only one bathroom and located on the first floor. It has a minimalist design with a tub as well as the shower. The large window offers a stunning outside view from the space.

Via Design Boom

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