FORM / kouichi kimura architects: slender promenade house
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jun 23, 2013
FORM / kouichi kimura architects: slender promenade house


‘promenade house’ by FORM / kouichi kimura architects, shiga, japan
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 

 

japanese architect kouichi kimura of FORM / kouichi kimura architects hast just shared images of his newest house for a young couple in shiga, japan. immediately the spatial restrictions of the site are apparent, measuring a slender 4 meters wide by 35 meters long – with a built area of only 2.7 meters wide by 27 meters deep. spread out over two floors, a well-planned spatial organization emphasized by natural light makes the interior feel open and lively. on the ground floor, a linear hallway runs through the entire length of the house serving the living and dining rooms. two hallways on the second floor connect to a central stair well illuminated by a skylight that brings natural light into the center of the home. one contains a green wall while the other continuous colorful curtains that playfully veil the entrance to the bedrooms. the corridors become linking factors in a linear footprint, like promenades the form a continuous flow of circulation through a series of airy spaces.


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


view from the back side of the site
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


front entrance
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


entry area
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


ground-floor hallway
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


kitchen
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


kitchen and dining area
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


living room and elevated office space
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


stairs and living room
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


upper level corridor
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


bathroom
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


curtained corridor
image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 


image © takumi ota, kei nakajima

 

 

 
project info:
 
 
 
location: shiga, japan
client: private
construction year: 2013
site area: 166.08 sqm
built area: 124.3 sqm

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