The Onou House Rigidly Defines Views from Both Ends of the Abode

 - Sep 10, 2012
References: sasaki-as & blog.leibal
Any sort of fenestration strictly defines specific outdoor perspectives, but the limitations of this architectural consequence is seldom as pronounced as in the Onou House by Katsutoshi Sasaki and Associates. There is plenty of glass throughout the Aichi, Japan, home yet all views are directed and focused to either one side of the building or the other.

The residence takes a remarkably unique wedge-like form that begins with a slender three-storey glass facade at the front and transforms into a wide single-storey windowed face at the back. The transition can be experienced within the dwelling as a gradual downward slanting of the ceiling and a divergence of the side walls.

The result is a commanding but narrow perspective of the neighborhood at one end and an expansive view of the train tracks in behind. Aside from these two fenestrated elevations of the Onou House by Katsutoshi Sasaki, the domicile is clad with modern black siding to reinforce its contemporary style.