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  7. House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA

House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA

  • 00:00 - 31 July, 2011
House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA
House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA, Courtesy of Studio NOA
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  • Architects

    STUDIO・NOA Architect & Associates
  • Location

  • Area

    55.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Text description provided by the architects. An exterior wall has an obvious yet important role, separating the inside from the outside. In many wooden structures, exterior walls are divided into many layers, each with various purposes. The outer layer is made to protect against weather, dirt and fire, while inner layers need fireproofing as well as aesthetic attributes. As a result, the total thickness can be 20 cm thick.

Courtesy of Studio NOA
Courtesy of Studio NOA

For this project we developed and added one more layer to it. Raised from the face of the unit, the translucent cladding softens incoming light and blurs the visibility of both passerby's and inhabitants. The milky surface extends over the windows to obstruct the view of neighboring structures and street-level traffic, while other less-compromised views and openings remain exposed.

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Courtesy of Studio NOA

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Cite: "House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA" 31 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/154848/house-in-kikuicho-studio-noa/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Kikuicho 住宅 / Studio NOA