house in mayu by horibe associates architect's office
house in mayu by horibe associates architect's office house in mayu by horibe associates architect's office
apr 15, 2014
house in mayu by horibe associates architect's office


house in mayu by horibe associates architect’s office
photo by kaori ichikawa
all images courtesy of horibe associates architect’s office

 

 

 

naoko horibe of horibe associates architect’s office has completed ‘house in mayu’ in osaka, an integrated design that emerges organically from the region’s paddy fields. due to its exposed nature, the brief called for design which provided the security and privacy expected of a residential property. consequently, façades presented to the structure’s surroundings contain very few openings.

 

internally, living accommodation is interspersed with areas of external greenery bringing natural light into the design. as the large home has been designed to accommodate more than one household, multiple courtyards act as buffer zones providing a comfortable degree of distance between various members of the family. the dwelling is centered around its largest space – the living and dinging area, with a spacious volumes including a tatami room at one end of the property, and the master bedroom at the other. solar panels located on the home’s pitched roof are oriented towards the sun, helping reduce energy costs.

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the integrated design emerges organically from the region’s paddy fields
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates house in mayu designboom
the brief called for design which provided the security and privacy expected of a residential property
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates house in mayu designboom
living accommodation is interspersed with multiple courtyards
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates house in mayu designboom
the large home has been designed to accommodate more than one household
photo by kaori ichikawa

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(left) clearly defined circulation routes connect the home
(right) areas of greenery provide a connection with the natural environment
photo by kaori ichikawa

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‘house in mayu’ illuminated at night
photo by kaori ichikawa

 

drawings

full article here

 

 

project info:

 

architect: naoko horibe
office:
horibe associates architect’s office
name:
house in mayu
project dates:
april, 2012 – february, 2013
location:
kishiwada-shi, osaka
type:
residential
structure:
wooden construction, single story above ground
site area:
449.31 sqm
building area:
140.77 sqm
total floor space:
137.46 sqm
photography:
kaori ichikawa

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