World Architecture award for best house in 2011


Architecture award best house-InBetween House

When it comes to home places, world architecture is familiar with many ideas and conceptions about homes and lifestyles – these different ideas are due to the differences in the cultures and traditions around the world.

For Japanese, for instance, home is something more than a place to live – it is a sacred and intimate place to be constructer, organized, furnished and decorated without some inner idea. World architecture has given the Japanese architects credits for this amazing home conception.

World architecture festival-InBetween House


World architecture festival-InBetween House by Koji Tsutsui & Associates

World architecture festival has given their architecture award in house category exactly to a Japanese project. The house is located in the forest suburban of Karuizawa region (Japan) and it is constructed, designed and built by Koji Tsutsui & Associates. They have presented a beautiful, but simple, compact and convenient wooden house that impresses with its provincialism, coziness and simplified look outside. Nevertheless, the architecture award was given for its inner intricate plan.

Architecture award InBetween House interior

InBetween House – architecture in the world has not been familiar yet to such wonderful and complex construction. Looking the house outside, it seems simple and absolutely ordinary – as those houses we know in the suburban regions, in the country. InBetween House even seems to be small, because it looks low and cramped. This is just an illusion – the main effect that the Japanese builders were trying to achieve. World architecture experts love it – interesting effects and enigmatic designs.

Interior InBetween House best world architecture


Interior InBetween House best world architecture

What made InBetween House best world architecture in the category of houses was its inside lay out. It is made under the conception of a maze. The labyrinth is made in a perfect building scheme, so there are enough premises for every needed room and, yet, the house still does not look glamorous, royal or majestic – Japanese people prefer modesty and spirit than luxury and ostentation. These features captured world architecture juries on the festival.

Text by Abigail

Inbetween House natural wood architecture design


Inbetween House natural wood architecture design

Interior Inbetween House architecture award


Interior Inbetween House architecture award

Architecture award for best house


Architecture award for best house by Koji Tsutsui & Associates

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