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RIBBON / Komada Architects' Office

  • 01:00 - 19 February, 2013
RIBBON / Komada Architects' Office
RIBBON / Komada Architects' Office, © Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata-Shi, Niigata, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada
  • Structural Engineering

    Yamabe Structural Office
  • Site Area

    160 sqm
  • Area

    172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

Ribbon is a house built in Niigata city. 

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

In winter we have little daylight hours in Niigata so we wanted interior to be filled with faint light all the time.

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima

A long and slender window turns around the house with the gabled roof like a ribbon. This ribbon window draws a light filled around the house in the time of a clouded sky. 


The floor of the second floor is skipped up and down between a ribbon window, so that it becomes a high side light for LDK and tectonic window for child's room.

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clacka · February 28, 2013

not child safe but love it

Paul Gerhard · February 21, 2013

Yes, I agree.
I don't understand how some designers believe that either the building code (in whatever part of the world) or the need for safety can be so easily ignored for the sake of their "art". get a grip...

Adam Castelli · February 19, 2013

this doesn't seem very safe..


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