Haus O by Peter Ruge Architekten

Haus O

A pioneering hybrid construction of steel-reinforced wooden frames forms an earthquake-resistant lightweight for a sustainable and energy-efficient, family-friendly home in central Osaka.

Through the space-defining panoramic window, the unobstructed view extends over the adjacent Peach Lake (Momogaike Park) to the borrowed (urban) landscape with Japan’s tallest skyscraper.

The wooden frame construction spans 8.50m column-free on the upper floor over the open living, dining and kitchen area with a clear ceiling height of up to 4.50m. The wooden structure is clad with a high-quality, grey-coloured rubbing plaster and is structured by the studio window to the north and climate-friendly external shading to the south.

On the ground floor there is a reception room for guests, a Japanese bathroom, a pocket garden and the garage. The central staircase leads to the introverted roof terrace. Source by Peter Ruge Architekten.

  • Location: Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • Architect: Peter Ruge Architekten
  • Architect in charge: Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Suguru Fujiyama
  • Local Architect: Soichi Yoshida Architects
  • Structural Engineering: New Constructor’s Network Co., Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Masaki Construction Company
  • GFA: 199 sqm
  • Completion: 2020
  • Photographs: Studio REM, Sadao Hotta, Courtesy of eter Ruge Architekten

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