When it comes to sustainable living, there is no universal definition of comfort. Cultural and historical factors are pivotal in determining the way different people might experience comfort in the home from airiness and brightness to even temperatures. For one couple in Japan, a “comfy house” became a keyword as they discussed plans for a new home with their architect.
When it came to comfort, this 3-person family had a firm yet rather abstract definition for it: a space encapsulated by soft light. So the architects at Alts Design Office set about interpreting soft light, which resulted in Outsu House, a beautiful 2-story home in Shiga prefecture that, indeed, looks like the epitome of comfort.
Soft light spills through a large curved window, encompassing the room in comfort. Gentle cures, a vaulted ceiling and a nice mixture of natural colors help create the atmosphere this family was vying for. Yes, we have a pretty bad case of real-estate envy.