naf architect and design inc: Switch Box in House Interior Design
naf architect and design inc. have designed interior renovation called Switch Box in House. Completed in 2011, located in Suginami ward, Tokyo.
This is a total interior renovation project of an existing house, installing a box made of deck lumber in the middle of the house. The existing house is 17 year-old, two-story, 4-bedroom wooden structure on top of semi-underground garage. It could serve as home, but we could not see how and for whom the room layout was made. New owner of the house is a family of three; a couple with a child. Installed in the center of the house is a hall-like space made by a large box which gives a doorway to chiropractic clinic run by the wife, to the bedroom of the couple, to the entrance of the house, to living and dining room upstairs, and to karaoke room in basement. As rooms of various purposes were relocated in the existing house, the composition of the house became more like that of a complex facility. The box-like space which brings together traffic lines and connects each room is, in a sense, switch box of traffic lines.