House of Kashiba / Horibe Naoko Architect Office

© Kei Sugino

Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office / Naoko Horibe
Location: , Japan
Project Area: 85.58 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kei Sugino

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

© Kei Sugino

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.

First Floor Plan
Cite: "House of Kashiba / Horibe Naoko Architect Office" 25 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Dariusz

    The second thumbnail image does not look any better than an average prison cell. Another minimal, bleak, boring japanese house..great..
    moving along

  • vee

    Pretty awful. I completely agree with Dariusz, except this is worse that the average minimal, bleak and boring japanese house.
    ArchDaily should do a much better job at choosing which projects are published in their website.

  • David