玉島の家 House of Tamashima

This is a private residence for a family of four completed in Tamashima, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. It was constructed as a detached house from the existing main house.

The majority of the living rooms are located on the first floor of the two-story steel-frame structure. The living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and Japanese-style room surround a central courtyard.

The study space and children's room are located on the second floor. The main features of this house are the large overhanging eaves on the second floor and the ground windows along the corridor from the entrance on the first floor.

These two points were characterized as the design concept for the entire building, and the placement conditions and relationship with the main house were taken into consideration.

The two buildings were designed to allow the residents to feel each other's presence through the ground windows installed in the building.


  • Completion 2011.11
  • Building site Kurashiki, Okayama
  • Principal use private residence
  • Structure Steel framed, 2 stories
  • Photo Nacasa&Partners