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House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

  • 01:00 - 19 April, 2009
House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura
House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
  • Client

  • Area

    23728.0 sqm
  • Project Year


© Takumi Ota

This house is built on the lot 10 meters wide and 23 meters deep. Despite its urban, closed appearance, the house has between the exterior and the interior a long approach that can be regarded as the intermediate zone relating to the surrounding environment.

© Takumi Ota

Several areas where the line of sight is uninterrupted are provided inside the building, aiming to enhance visual depth.

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Carlisle · October 21, 2011

House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura | ArchDaily via @archdaily I heart Minimalism!

VCENZ · October 20, 2011

House of Depth / FORM | Kouichi Kimura | ArchDaily via @archdaily

Gustavo Seferin · June 29, 2010

Bela casa minimalista

Anderson Lee · January 27, 2010

Dream house beautiful minimalist in Shiga, Japan

R. Márquez · July 01, 2009

Is a completely minimal environment, great job.

Ricardo Loureiro · April 28, 2009

Great work Takumi Ota

frank · April 21, 2009

odris, i know we´ve been such a stupid boys with you, if i heart your feelings in any way, belive me, i'm honestly sorry,

PS: please come back!

os · April 21, 2009

Odris, come back... forgive us.

jlbr · April 21, 2009

Fino, you just nailed it. No need for word fodder...sleek and sensible indeed.

And, yes, Odris, please come back!

Fino · April 20, 2009

Sleek and sensible.

that is all.

Nawyl · April 20, 2009

awesome house!

Terry Glenn Phipps · April 20, 2009

In looking at this work (and other work from this studio) there are clear notes that recall Carlo Scarpa to my eye, particularly in the extremely fine juxtaposition of plane and color to delineate spatial composition.

The fact that this is project is so solidly anchored and yet delicate and light I find really inspring. It is in this tension of delicacy and strength that the whole composition takes off.

It doesn't hurt that there is disciplined architectural photography of this caliber. I have rarely seen the equivalent of Mr. Oka's work amongst modern architectural photographers. There are strong overtones of the purity and force of Marvin Rand's very best work in what I see in these photographs.

The ubiquity of image in our culture robs us the ability to differentiate good images from mediocre ones. This is particularly obvious in shelter publications that really no longer even make much of an effort to acquire quality photography. However, what no one can take away is the difference between art and snapping a picture. The difference is so obvious it is like being hit with a hammer.

Compliments on a great house and on a terrific artistic collaboration in its presentation.

Terry Glenn Phipps

DiggityDaw · April 20, 2009

Nice new logo!

sleek design as always.

m. · April 20, 2009

odris i love you

cristobal · April 20, 2009

odris you are my inspiration!

felipe · April 20, 2009

odris please come back

felipe · April 20, 2009

ordys where are you

Benjamin · April 20, 2009

Nice.. has a very clean-cut, minimalist feel to it that works. It seems a relaxing, dimly lit house.


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