Unou House

Katsutoshi & Associates Architects


The concept of this house design begins with two frames, capturing the views from the site. One is a vertical frame facing east, the other is a horizontal frame facing west. The house exists in the connection of the two frames. The architect writes "I have an idea that the residence should be a one room. However, the monotonous one room which can see the whole feels in many cases that there are few choices of an air and a life. So we have made “one room” which can connect family without seeing directly. This time, We proposed preparing “the boundary of air” connecting good fields of view in the east-and-west and gaining depth and density to the space"

View from the front


View from the rear


House design inside is concieved as a single room


Wooden Frames provide separation within this room