When you build a house, do you have a concrete image of wanting to live like this? There is no point in an image drawn by fantasy, such as something suggested by someone or something that left an impression somewhere.
Instead of thinking about yourself in a fantasy space, there is a future life that is an extension of your life so far, and a space where you can realize that make your life richer and drive more creativity. It would be great if I could imagine such a growing space.
If you can’t draw such an image, I think it’s not the stage to build a house. Because, if you can’t draw an image in yourself, how do you proceed with building a house?
The house will only take shape when the image you envision is conveyed to others.
However, the family is made up of multiple relationships. If I try to build a house to fulfill each person’s wishes, I don’t know when it will be possible to build a house.
In that case, the couple must become the core and draw the shape of the house from their own image of the family. At that time, if you were thinking about how your child would be involved and that you could live with your parents someday, the image would just be distracted.
I think that the history of a family with a lot of variability will be carved around how we will nurture our own relationships in 10, 20, and 30 years.
I would like to eliminate uncertain factors, perhaps the idea, as much as possible. Instead, if it is good to prepare one or two flexible spaces that can be private rooms at any time, I think that we can build a house that looks at our own lives.
I think that the shape of the house will be based on the actual situation that reflects our own way of life, instead of the shape of the house that envisions an uncertain future family image as before.
There are some cases building a house for their children and focus on their lives rather than their own, but rather, how the children live in their own way in the house claimed by their father and mother. I think that the more you think about it, the more independence and creativity they will develop.
There are some cases building a house for their children and focus on their lives rather than their own.
But rather, how the children live in their own way in the house claimed by their father and mother. I think that the more they think about it, the more independence and creativity they will develop.
Also, if you want to build a house from scratch, you want a symbol of that family in your home. I think it would be even more fun if the symbol could tell a part of the way of life and way of life.
One is that the kitchen and dining are the center of the house, and if there are many music-oriented friends in the gathering with family and friends, a large space like a concert hall is the main part of the house. Is also good.
If fire and flame are considered to be the basis of human beings, including the spiritual aspect, the fireplace is also the centerpiece of the house as a modern version of the hearth.
For reading-loving families, the library may be the center of the house, a place for gathering. It’s not just about exchanging words, but also about enjoying something in common in the same space.
Music is difficult, and different genres cannot be in the same space. Will it be necessary to have two music rooms if it is done thoroughly?
If possible, it would be ideal if we could listen to each other’s hobby music and play each other in one space, and if we could accept each other as wide as possible. If we couldn’t do that, the theme of a house with two music rooms would be interesting.
I think it’s a waste to have your own hobby in the corner of the living room. If each couple has different hobbies, give priority to creating a hobby room that they are satisfied with. If the hobbies are such that there is no problem even if the two spaces are connected, I wonder if it will be the theme of a house that realizes many hobbies in one space.
I think that a house where pets and people can live in mutual understanding will be one of the big themes. While animal therapy is being reviewed, the current situation is that Japanese society has not yet opened a public door to live with pets. At the very least, I want to realize coexistence with pets even in my home.
Think about the shape of your home from the shape of your life. And a house where the resident and the maker assert themselves more and more. Isn’t it a space where you can live in your own way, and a house for that purpose?
Reiko Wakabayashi (2008.9 deceased)
from book やっと出会えた本物の家 The real house I finally met