House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design

House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 27

Chiba, Japan
  • Architects: Yuji Kimura Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  41.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs photographs:  Takumi Ota
  • Constructor: Nakano Komuten
  • Structure: Timber
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© Takumi Ota
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Text description provided by the architects. This house is the appearance of a simple box-shaped like factory, and square holes of large and small with a visual rhythm is open at random. The site is located in a corner lot where the two roads of a quiet residential area of Chiba Prefecture suburbs cross.

The request from the owner when planning

1. Bright and Large Living

2. Balcony with Privacy

3. Simple and appearance like a factory

Be based on this.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

In order to secure privacy, taking in the light from the road side with no obstacles, it was planned to be a shape such as to surround the entire site, provided in the balcony and parking lot that also serves as a lighting.


Since the whole is a simple big box-shaped, by setting the bare dare joints such as bolts and rail, a garage gate and gate is prevented from too much minimal. Moreover, the arrangement of square holes of various sizes, such as are open to random, the opening is making a visual rhythm.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan


A bedroom being only the sleeping purpose and spending most of time in living and a dining room, a bedroom and  a bathroom were placed in the first floor, a dining room and a living room were placed in the sunniest place of the second floor.  Provided with a large opening in the living room, so that is out on the balcony. There is also a sliding door with storage space in the kitchen back side, refrigerator, washing machine, household goods are placed in it.  The atrium part, by providing a loft that can be up and down the ladder, and in consideration for storage.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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Cite: "House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design" 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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