House in Izumiku / Studio NOA

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Architects: STUDIO・NOA Architect & Associates
Location: Kanagawa,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 58 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio NOA

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.

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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

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
Cite: "House in Izumiku / Studio NOA" 04 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • tetsu1

    it seem a bad copy of a Sou Fujimoto’s opera.
    That’s the problem with the aseptic japaneese architecture…except somebody (Sanna, Foushimoto, Shigeru Ban), everything seems already done.
    Maybe they need to focalize their priority and start again a research.
    Sometimes crysis helps.

  • up_today_arch

    nice, clean form…