Room A is refurbishment of an attic on the garage in Kurosaki, Niigata, Japan. It was required to be an independent living environment as an extension of existing house built 60 years ago. The attic was renovated to a LDK space by making good use of the characteristic of the existing structure: broad space under the existing steel beam.
The heart of the house is a kitchen counter made of the quartz stone. It has been installed on the place where we obtain the pleasant view along the highline of the bullet train through the window. By choosing a life style without dining table, The kitchen counter becomes the place for cooking, eating, working and more use.
Kitchen, pantry and wall storage, functional part of the house, are put all together on the one side, while the rest of the space is opened up for the future changes of their life.
Since existing windows provide very limited views, Marble mosaic tile floor on the south side is filled with plants and sofa for making more pleasant environment.
The kitchen counter and the material difference of the floor are keys to the non-deterministic, non-uniform space, although the means of designing is keeping the minimum. This feature of the space makes that each behavior of people comfortably coexists in one room possible.