House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe

  • 24 Jul 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Kaori Ichikawa

Architects: Naoko Horibe
Location: Tokushima,
Area: 92.91 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa

From the architect. With its simple arced shape echoing the shape of the property and its charred cedar exterior similar to that found throughout the neighborhood, this residence blends seamlessly into its surroundings of peaceful rice fields, temples, and shrines.


The kitchen sits in the very center of the home with a clear view of the living room, tatami space, and, across the courtyard, all of the other rooms.

© Kaori Ichikawa

The layout allows the residents to keep an eye on their small children no matter where in the house they are. Because all the rooms face onto the courtyard, they are flooded with light and fresh air without being exposure to passersby outside.

Cite: "House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe" 24 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • philip thrum

    tidy architecture–Japanese houses by skilled architects always enthral.