January 27, 2019 | Architecture
YMT House by Geneto
YMT House is a modern home features wooden structures to maximize living space in Osaka, Japan. It is designed by Geneto, a studio specializes in designing all kind of architectural design as well as interior and art installation.
The house measures49.5 square meters with 4m open width and 11m depth. A family of four need a spacious living space with private rooms, enough storage, and a rooftop to enrich and enhance lifestyle while meeting all these requirements in a very limited condition.
The bathroom is located on the ground floor and the living room is on the first and above floor. There is an about 1.4m height difference between living room and dining and kitchen space on the first floor which gradually divides one LDK(Living, Dining and Kitchen area) into two separate space.
The step-wise floor in the middle of the room create a variety of sight view and it can be used as a playground or multi-functional activity space for kids bringing excitement in daily life. A bedroom above LDK is just three tatami-mat with storage, and kids’ room is about four tatami-mat with furnished desks and beds for two. To minimizing each private room by furnishing vertical storage enable create spacious LDK features open ceiling, where the family gathered.
Regarding the house structure, there is no corridor. Most of the room is connected directly to the staircase. This staircase is not only functioned as a vertical moving line but also provide enclosed space for reading books or having a break. Like furniture, the step-wise floor at the living room and other private rooms including bedroom, kids’ room, and study room are made with Japanese cypress where it could get direct contact with the skin. To experience the scale difference between architecture and furniture in the narrow space creates an optical illusion, which helps transform LDK and rooftop feel more spacious.
Photography by Yasutake Kondo