House in Kyobate / Naoko Horibe

© Eiji Tomita

Architects: Naoko Horibe
Location: Nara,
Project Area: 165.34 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Eiji Tomita

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

© 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

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


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 28 May 2015. <>