naoko horibe architect’s office: house in takatsuki naoko horibe architect’s office: house in takatsuki
jul 21, 2011

naoko horibe architect’s office: house in takatsuki

‘house in takatsuki’ by naoko horibe architect’s office in osaka, japan
all images courtesy of naoko horibe architect’s office
image © hiroyuki hirai

 

 

 

japanese firm naoko horibe architect’s office has shared with us images of ‘house in takatsuki’,
a two-storey private dwelling for a couple and their child in osaka, japan. situated in a crowded
residential district of the city, the design pivots around a central courtyard that maintains a sense of
communication with the outdoors while limiting views of the street.

 

 


street view
image © hiroyuki hirai

read as a solid volume from the outside, the house exhibits a closed expression towards the street.
corrugated black panels wrap around the form save for a semi-transparent window which lends views
of the interior courtyard within. a cherry blossom tree, which can be observed from the street and
the alley, serves as the focal point of the outdoor space.

 


from the back
image © hiroyuki hirai


integrating elements of the courtyard with the interior, the majority of the programs – both public
and private – are situated adjacent to the enclosed outdoor space. the living and dining space benefit
from floor-to-ceiling glazing which overlooks the tree below. an elevated terrace constructed out of
slats of wood serve as a way of extending the interior  over the garden when the space is needed.


facade finish
image © hiroyuki hirai



(left) gate closed
(right) gate open
image © hiroyuki hirai



courtyard
image © hiroyuki hirai



from elevated terrace
image © hiroyuki hirai



interior view
image © hiroyuki hirai



image © hiroyuki hirai



image © hiroyuki hirai



terrace space with mosquito net in use
image © hiroyuki hirai



kitchen
image © hiroyuki hirai



views of office space
images © hiroyuki hirai

 


view of living space at night
image © hiroyuki hirai



courtyard at night
image © hiroyuki hirai



floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level +1

 

project info:

 

principal program: residence
structure: wooden construction
storeys: two above grade
site area: 99.50 m2
building area: 52.17 m2
total floor area: 81.98 m2

  • loving the hidden fasteners on that exterior skin!

    kh says:
  • Exceptionally clean architecture

    carlind says:
  • superbox!

    dbkii says:
  • superb! very minimal..!

    hr says:
  • So nice and very beautiful…good job!

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