RIBBON / Komada Architects’ Office

  • 19 Feb 2013
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© Toshihiro Sobajima

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: -Shi, ,
Architect In Charge: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada
Structural Engineering: Yamabe Structural Office
Site Area: 160 sqm
Area: 172 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima

Ribbon is a house built in Niigata city. 

© 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

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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  • Adam Castelli

    this doesn’t seem very safe..

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  • Paul Gerhard

    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…

  • clacka

    not child safe but love it