Kurihama, Greater Tokyo. It was an experiment.
The idea: Low Budget – High…
Quality – Renovation, of an old abandoned house. Nobody wanted it. We took it.
A house aged 30something which would not have been renovated by the japanese construction industry. Just torn down.
It was an average house in the hills south of Tokyo.
We found it because a European gaijin needed some „green“ in front of the window. After months in Asakusa, the historic downtown of Tokyo.
|So we moved in. Very soon I realized this is not exactly the house I want to live in.|
|Tearing down the first walls was the easy part.|
Eventually the thing needed a concept. As everything in Japan and especially a house is very rectangular I wanted something different. Something refreshing for the eyes of the visitors and the residents of this house. I wanted it „round“. And I wanted the challenge. I should have known …
Reconstruction was based on European thoroughness. Only the main structure remained and basically everything was reinforced including an insulation which Austrians consider as minimum.