House in Konan / Coo Planning

  • 01:00 - 29 April, 2013
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akiyoshi Nakao
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Yuko Tada , Coo Planning

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  • Contractor

    kk-Soken
  • Site Area

    76 sqm
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning

From the architect. This small house in the town of Konan, in Kobe, Japan, sits in a quiet neighborhood and was designed for a couple and their child by the Osaka-based firm, Coo Planning. Built of reinforced concrete and wood, the residence is minimal with the needed space spread throughout four layers.

© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning

Despite its small size, the house is smartly laid out and manages to fit all the living space the couple needed, including a garage, a deck, and a study loft above the kitchen.

© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning

The floor directly above the garage houses the home’s entrance, a tatami room, a bathroom, and bedroom.

The third floor is the family’s communal area with an open kitchen and living room.

© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning

The space is completely open from the front of the house to the back, making it appear really large.

© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning
© Yuko Tada , Coo Planning

The living room has an entire wall of windows at the front of the house making the space super bright.

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The ladder takes you to the study room loft that’s open to the living room and kitchen below it.

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