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RIBBON / Komada Architects' Office

  • Architects: Komada Architects' Office
  • 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: 2011
  • Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima

© 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. 

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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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