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House in Izumiku / Studio NOA

  • Architects: Studio NOA
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Architects: STUDIO・NOA Architect & Associates
  • Area: 58.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of studio noa

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From the architect. The site is located on elevated ground in Izumi Ward, Yokohama City, with a panoramic view of the southwest of the mountain range including Mount Fuji. The main exterior concept of this house is simplicity and abstraction of daily life.

Courtesy of  studio noa
Courtesy of studio noa

The husband, an outdoor enthusiast, requested a garage space for both a car and a bicycle. When entering the house, a large glass wall greets visitors. An indoor courtyard was built to be enclosed by the glass wall, offering the viewer an unexpected surprise from its exterior conditions.

Longitudinal Sections
Longitudinal Sections

The branches of the trees in the courtyard extend to the terrace on the second floor, affords its different appearances in different seasons to the couple. The second floor consists of a space that serves as both the master bedroom and a living, dining and kitchen with the unobstructed view beyond the terrace.

First & Second Floor Plans
First & Second Floor Plans
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