Photo © Katsutoshi Sasaki
I asked the architect for a one-line comment on this house.


I liked what Katsutoshi Sasaki wrote me back – “a house that stretches out towards fields like tentacles”

His client wanted each room to be open to other spaces without doors, and Sasaki’s idea was to arrange the rooms in a ginger-root-like shape. The result is a very simple and modern house that fits perfectly in rural scenery.





Photos © Katsutoshi Sasaki
Who: Katsutoshi Sasaki
What: Single family residence
Where: Yuki-shi, Ibaraki
When: June 2008
How: One-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 3619 square feet
Construction Area: 1025 square feet
Total Floor Area: 1025 square feet