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Machi House by UID Architects

By Prudence Hutt

Hiroshima-based UID Architects have replaced a traditional Japanese townhouse (Machiya) with a contemporary residence.

Machi House by UID Architects

traditional Japanese townhouse (Machiya)

The architects placed a garden in the middle of the home, mimicking the courtyard which was enclosed by the old home.

garden in the middle of the home

garden in the middle of the home

garden in the middle of the home

To provide sufficient light to the indoor garden, several layers of windows and skylight have been added.

To provide sufficient light to the indoor garden, several layers of windows and skylight have been added.