House in Fukai / Horibe Associates

House in Fukai / Horibe Associates

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Sakai, Japan
  • Architects: Horibe Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  139 Area:  139
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013
  • Photographs photographs:  Kaori IchikawaPhotographs:  Kaori Ichikawa
  • Site Area:368.54 m2
  • Building Area:83.63 m2
  • Architect In Charge:Naoko Horibe
  • City:Sakai
  • Country:Japan
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© Kaori Ichikawa
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Text description provided by the architects. Located next to the main house on the property, this home was designed for the younger generation in a multi-generational household.  The living room opens onto a deck enclosed by wing walls and a sunshade. By extending the interior towards the garden via this tubular space, the architects provided a place where the residents can relax without being bothered by the chaos of the surrounding neighborhood.

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The shingled gable roof and exterior wall finish of scored white mortar are intended to harmonize with the exterior of the existing main house, which has a half-hipped roof. Both inside and out, the design achieves an effective balance of new and old, promising to contribute to the history-rich urban environment that surrounds it.

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

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Cite: "House in Fukai / Horibe Associates" 26 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/499883/house-in-fukai-horibe-associates> ISSN 0719-8884

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