Cloudy House is a two-storey wooden house located in Oita Prefecture, Japan. This house is designed by Takao Shiozuka Atelier in 2011, offering light-filled rooms dominated by wood materials.
This house sits in a suburban area where fields and residential land are mixed. The goal is to create an open space like the fields around the site.
A physically open state can be created in this project thanks to the windswept porch that crosses the building, the driveway that runs through the site, and the boundary without a fence.
This house is characterized by the terrace carved into the roof, the gable roof, and the smooth texture that covers the exterior. In terms of design, an open state also can be created by suppressing this house’s private elements.
Each room in this house is not only filled with light but also interlocked by the gable-shaped cross-section and the porch intricately. It is a diversity of the room that also can create an open state, offering different experience options.
The textures and colors of the exterior can make the house as if it is going to disappear into a cloudy sky. These exterior elements also make the open spaces more visible. Takao Shiozuka Atelier worked with Shigenori Ohga for the structure and Shuso for the construction.
Cloudy House Gallery
Photographer: Noriyuki Yano (Yano Photo Office)