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House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe

House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe

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

Houses  · 
Naruto, Japan
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Naoko Horibe
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    105.46 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012
© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

Text description provided by the architects. 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 . <https://www.archdaily.com/403257/house-in-naruto-naoko-horibe/> ISSN 0719-8884
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