The Delta House is Configured Around an Open-Air Space

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Aug 25, 2014
References: mizuno-se & dezeen
Japanese architect Yoshiyasu Mizuno transformed an outdoor cooking area into the al fresco center of the 'Delta House,' a family residence located in Kanagawa.

The building takes on a triangular form, as two of the storeys wrap around the outdoor chamber. The doma, as it is traditionally called, reinforces the relationship between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Along with enlarging the interior, this was a primary concern for the architects. The two sides of the triangle are created at the ground level; meanwhile, the upper level acts as a canopy that protects the space below.

The living and dining spaces occupy the ground floor. The windows that look out on the doma also allow the residents to look across into different rooms in the house.