We believe that to design architecture means to create space. At the same time it means dividing inside and outside clearly. If this means that the outside becomes inside by the existence of the roof, we could say that means we are able to spatialize the site.
At first, we bring a large gabled roof on the site, and then planing the simple volume of the house under the roof. Between the volume of the house and the roof, there is an ambiguous middle area, it can be said to be both inside and outside, in which this middle area connects the inside and outside gradually like an Engawa, Japanese style verandah. The middle area creates shade, and works to thermal environment. Also, it makes an opportunity to use outside actively. A family can have an open-air meal, or use the garden on rainy days, which changes the atmosphere of the daily life inside an ordinary house.
We believe that we are able to find nostalgic modernity in which incorporate both historical and contemporary background together by considering the beginning of contemporary architecture as well as the beginning of historical architecture, starting from a roof.