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House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe

  • 01:00 - 21 July, 2013
House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe
House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe, © Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa +18

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

From the architect. The property where this residence stands is occasionally flooded during heavy rains.

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

The clients requested a design that dealt with the problem, as well as providing security, privacy, good natural light and air circulation, and a space that their children could run around in. In response the architect proposed locating a large courtyard in the center of the house that would let in light and air without sacrificing privacy.

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

Taking the flood risk into consideration, the foundation and floor are fairly high. The rooms are linked in a loop around the central courtyard, creating a space where the kids can run around and around.

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Cite: "House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe" 21 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/403257/house-in-naruto-naoko-horibe/>
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jenneyfer Sim · July 22, 2013

how the house keep warm during snowfall season, and when snowfall season,when the snow accumulate on the roof, will the roof able to support? did it have any system to accelerate the snow to melt? Are the designer have to consider it?

BRAND BRAND · July 22, 2013

Very cool!!!

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