Residence and Playground is a minimalist house located in Hyogo, Japan, designed by Sota Matsuura Architects. This architecture features a blend of residence and playground. The architects were seeking to tailor the architecture to the diverse needs of the clientele, and in this case the homeowner was a single woman who had roots in this neighborhood from childhood, and desired to use part of her property to help the children of the adjacently located nursery school. After consulting with the homeowner and the nursery school officials, the resulting plan maximized the outside space of the property as a playground for the nursery school. The result is a private residence with a close relationship to the surrounding neighborhood.
Photography by Kondo Yasutake