Located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Slope of Red Soil is a 2015 residential project by Takao Shiotsuka Atelier. This house is a traditional wooden one-story building that sits between existing trees. It is not only a house but also a beauty salon, a place where a family of six live.
This house sits on an 1800 m² site in a quiet suburb and slopes gently towards the adjacent reservoir. The building itself looks attractive with its traditional wooden structure that sewn between the surrounding existing trees in Fukuoka Prefecture.
The floor level of this traditional wooden house rises gradually toward the pond along the different heights of the site. With the flow line leading to the pond, height difference, and this zigzag arrangement, the architect creates an appropriate distance between the family, the house, and the beauty salon inside.
Most of the structures, floors, ceilings, and walls of this house are made of wood. The glazed walls and doors of the house also allow the family member to get warm sunlight during the days and also to enjoy the surrounding views. This building is a combination of a beauty salon, a house, and a family that designed carefully where they can gather comfortably in one building.
Slope of Red Soil Gallery
Photographer: Noriyuki Yano