Moriyama House

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The house is designed according to the principle of “house-as-city” because the archi- tect wanted to realize the formation of urbanity on the inside of the building. This way of designing as a community results in the fact that inside and outside are very well connected. A new way of private and communal living is created. The plot of the Moriyama house on its turn is also divided in different units with public spaces in between, which gives the house an urban character. Each volume accomodates different needs and func- tions independent from each other. Like many contemporary Japanese houses, the white boxes are a stark contrast to the surrounding wooden structure in the neighbourhood. However as you approach it and walk past this corner site, it does not feel intruding at all. I think it must be the modest scale, and how the volume is split up into smaller volumes rather than one lare one.