In a 1993 episode of Seinfeld, Kramer tells the gang that he’s buying fake wood wallpaper for his apartment. “I’m going to surround myself in wood. It’s gonna be like a log cabin. Because I need wood around me. Wood Jerry, wood.” Wood is certainly good. But it’s even better when it’s real. Fast forward 17 years and to Osaka where Suga Atelier have designed a home that has its owner surrounded in wood.
Discouraged by how the role of timber has been relegated to the realm of structural supports and finishes, the architects decided to flip the material inside-out. They created a system of wooden frames that created an open and warm space. But a little too open, some might say. The new owners should probably invest in some good-looking blinds because even passersby will feel they’re surrounded in wood.
The entrance is located on the side of the house.