If you walk east from Chigasaki Station along a narrow back-street, through a thick forest of residential homes, you will come across a cocoon-like structure that resembles a large zōri, or Japanese sandal. The simple home is covered in corrugated steel with a single large window, complemented by a large opening at the bottom. It’s oval-shaped form seems somewhat inspired by a Swedish home one might come across in a Moomin picture book.
Completed early this year year, House in Chigasaki is the work of architect Makoto Tanijiri. It’s a small home. And there’s nothing fancy about it. But the architect’s signature use of layout, combined with a blurring of indoor/outdoor boundaries, makes it an inviting, comfortable home.
source: suppose design office