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Ina no ie Residence / Horibe Naoko Architect Office

  • Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office
  • Location: Japan, 〒530-0005 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita Ward, Nakanoshima, 1丁目3−20 大阪市役所
  • Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office / Naoko Horibe
  • Area: 111.85 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa

From the architect. This is a three-story steel-frame construction residence with atelier for a couple, who are both writers. The first floor is used primarily as their work space; second and third floors as residence.

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Land in this area went up for sale several decades ago, and many of the surrounding houses are low-rise buildings, adopting lateral coving for siding with similar color tone. We were conscious to make external appearance of this new three-story house fit into the environment.

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

The method gives unique expression to the house with shadow of each fold changing along with the sun's movements. Same sized windows are placed in bedrooms and through stairways, making the floor levels ambiguous, thus moderating the voluminousness of three-story building.

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

The open ceiling portion of the second floor LDK and sunlight coming from the stairway windows give the feeling of togetherness even when family members are on different floors. From the balcony, a half story above the third floor, you can relax looking far away, without worrying about being watched. This house is perfect as a place for living as well as a workplace for writing.

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa
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