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House in Kyobate / Naoko Horibe

  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Location: Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects:  Naoko Horibe
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs:  Eiji Tomita

©  Eiji Tomita ©  Eiji Tomita ©  Eiji Tomita ©  Eiji Tomita

From the architect. This home for a family with young children centers around a Japanese-style mezzanine with tatami flooring.

©  Eiji Tomita
©  Eiji Tomita

Extending out into the first floor living/dining/kitchen area, and with a view of both that room and the second floor childrenfs rooms, the mezzanine serves to link the various spaces within the home.

©  Eiji Tomita
©  Eiji Tomita

It also accents the buildingfs exterior, pushing out beyond the rest of the facade.

©  Eiji Tomita
©  Eiji Tomita

From the central mezzanine to the linked childrenfs rooms and the living/dining/kitchen area with its vertical void, this home offers a diversity of living spaces that come together to provide a fun and stimulating environment for the residents.

Cite:"House in Kyobate / Naoko Horibe" 15 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>