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House in Inokashira / Studio NOA

  • Architects: Studio NOA
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Studio NOA Architect & Associates
  • Area: 86.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of studio noa

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From the architect. The project is situated on a very narrow plot, and bound by a small street and bamboo tree hill. Sitting into the hill, this single family house acts as both a retaining wall and dwelling place.

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Courtesy of studio noa

Out of respect for the trees that once stood there, cedar louvers and concrete embossed with wood grain suggest the textures and materials that sit in the forest behind the home.

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Courtesy of studio noa

When it gets dark, lights from interior illuminate its outside vertical latticework creating ambiguities around the context.

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Courtesy of studio noa
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