Rice Paddy House

Suyaki 1×6 select grade shiplap – Tung Oil Black

Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan

Project Overview:

The house design takes full advantage of its natural surroundings, situated amidst serene nature with the gentle sound of a stream nearby. It has a U-shape design that encompasses a courtyard with steps, utilizing the original terrain of a terraced rice paddy. The stones used in the landscaping are the same ones that were present when the area was still used for rice cultivation.

The design is such that it provides private spaces for both families while also enabling them to enjoy their time together. Additionally, the flow of the house has been meticulously planned to cater to the needs of both humans and cats, making it a comfortable living space for all. The overall atmosphere is one of relaxation, where you can fully immerse yourself in nature.


Product: Suyaki 1×6 select grade shiplap
Prefinish: Tung Oil Black
Application: Residential – Exterior
Architect: Kunimoto Kenchikudou
Photographer: Nakamoto Forestry
Year Built: 2021
Location: Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan

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