Sliding pocket doors in Tokyo

October 9th, 2010

You’ve probably remember this house being featured in Dwell a couple of years ago, but I don’t remember these sames shots being in the article. Maybe my memory is going. Anyways, this beautiful house in Tokyo is by architect couple Takaharu and Yui Tezuka.

The entire interior wall opens, extending the house visually and socially into the small garden. Their children’s favorite feature is the soccer goalpost (which doubles as clothesline).

Something I would love to incorporate into our home at some point in the future would be these cedar accordion style pocket doors. The article says that the family leaves the doors open almost all year round. It’s wonderful to be able to have such a connection to nature in a dense city, and I bet their wood burning stove keeps them nice and cozy in the winter.

A closeup of the panels.


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