Name: House in Nagahama
Designer: Comma Design Office
Location: Shiga, Japan
House in Nagahama is a minimalist house located in Shiga, Japan, designed by Comma Design Office. Nagahama is an old town in Shiga. There are more active relationships within the neighborhood community than in Toyko. The site is bound by the residential area on the wouthwest; the road on the west is mainly used for the pedestrians.
There is a peaceful landscape on the northeast, where the rice fields and open space spread to Mt. Ibuki. However, there is a busy street on the northside. The speed of the traffic is completely different from the slow-pace lifestyle. The one story volume has a large courtyard that fills the building with natural lighting. The facade is covered with fiber cement board accented with gold stained aluminum.