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House of Kashiba / Horibe Naoko Architect Office

  • Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office
  • Location: Kashiba, Nara Prefecture 639-0200, Japan
  • Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office / Naoko Horibe
  • Area: 85.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino

From the architect. The clients for this project requested a bath from which they could gaze out on a courtyard. We planted a symbol tree in the courtyard and designed the bathroom to look out over it.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

The courtyard brings light and breezes into the bathroom and kitchen/living/dining room while maintaining privacy for those inside.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The exterior is a black box with square windows on the southern side. The windows provide an accent to the facade while also smoothly linking the exterior and interior of the house.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino
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