This is a renovation and extension project of a house.
The owner wants to have two new rooms for their children by covering the void within. Since they have so many books, they want to make bookshelves where these books are placed.
The design theme is to make a contrast by making a new space within the wood structure. New children’s rooms are softly divided with the bookshelves and frames of woods. Old wooden structure being left as it is, the collision between the old and new stimulates the spaces.
When you go through the hole of the white bookshelf, there is a bookshelf unified with the wood structure. No doors in the entrances of children’s rooms, so the composition of bookshelves express the structure clearly.
Children will live their life as if being surrounded by many books.
New scene has come into being in this house by unifying the bookshelf and the wood structure.
Machida House Renovation Reform Simple White Books
Photo : Yoshitaka Uchino