Arboleda / Naoko Horibe

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Takatsuki, Japan
  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  104
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Kaori Ichikawa
Arboleda / Naoko Horibe - Windows
© Kaori Ichikawa

Text description provided by the architects. The client came to the architect with a request to combine two completely opposing concepts in a single structure, without a sense of clashing.

Arboleda / Naoko Horibe - Image 4 of 16
© Kaori Ichikawa

One was an exterior like a sports car; the second was a natural interior featuring wood. The architects came up with a plan that eliminates hallways and instead allows easy access for all family members to all rooms from a central living-dining-kitchen area.

Arboleda / Naoko Horibe - Chair, Windows, Beam
© Kaori Ichikawa

Behind the distinctive triangular window, a loft serves as the husbands special den, furnished with a seat by Recaro. The name, which means gbowerh in Italian, reflects both the radical exterior designs homage to Italian sports cars, and the interiors warm atmosphere fashioned from wood.

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Cite: "Arboleda / Naoko Horibe" 12 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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