Record Houses 2005. Kobe, Japan Hiroaki Ohtani Starting with a tiny lot in Kobe, Japan, Hiroaki Ohtani turns rough, stacked concrete beams into the striped and shadowy Layer House By Naomi Pollock In Japan, people have a predilection for white: white rice, white cars, white houses.
Record Houses 2005. Modern Residential Design: Hiroaki Ohtani - Kobe Layer House. Hiroaki Ohtani Kobe Layer House Continuing the last posts stripy theme, which is about all these houses have in common, despite the Japanese link.
This is Hiroaki Ohtani solution to infill in Japan. The house is made up of pre-cast concrete strips, stacked unevenly to allow stairs, furniture and floors to be inserted in the gaps.It's tight, claustrophobic, yet entirely open. Kobe.gif. Kobe-1. Hiroaki Ohtani. Zen-urbaine: Hiroaki OHTANI.