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Small House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Kei Nakajima © Kei Nakajima © Kei Nakajima © Kei Nakajima

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

From the architect. This project was to build a small residence for a couple in their 50s. As the site was located in an overcrowded area, the client requested a house that creates a spacious feel inside the house, instead of being open to outside.

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

The plane composition is very simple: the living room at the center and the other spaces connected to it.

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

We tried to create a visually spacious feel by deliberately considering and designing the volume of each room in the string of the small space.

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

In the living room, the high gable ceiling associated with light from the top light impresses the inward space.

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

The elongate space parallel to the living room is planned to reflect the client’s taste. The columns are arranged to give a visual effect of separating the space by the purpose.

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

These columns and carpentry works, together with the sofa fixture faced with them, are part of the spatial composition, generating a rhythm to the space.

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

The dining atelier connected to the living room is characterized by the design that brings out attraction of the material.

© Kei Nakajima
© Kei Nakajima

We believe that we have successfully created the space with an expansive appearance by incorporating various elements mixed together in the small space.

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