TOFU architects: h-house
osaka-based architecture firm TOFU, has designed a three story complex consisting of a ground floor restaurant
and two levels of residential spaces. located in shiga, japan, the building faces the hikone castle, a historical landmark which
dates back to the edo period. to take advantage of the view, a continuous concrete custom built staircase wraps around
the exterior of the structure, turning into a large terrace.
a tin roof visually ties back to the first level. the variety of the materials separate the functions found on the interior.
concrete and an a polished OSB plywood. the contrast between the gray and warm wood, combined with white interior fixtures
create a modern but warm space.
2 living & dining room
3 japanese style room
5 water closet
6 power room