form / kouichi kimura architects: small house, japan
 
form / kouichi kimura architects: small house, japan
mar 30, 2013

form / kouichi kimura architects: small house, japan

‘small house’ by form / kouichi kimura architects, aichi, japanimage © kei nakajimaall images courtesy of form / kouichi kimura architects

 

 

 

japanese designer kouichi kimura of form architects has recently finished the ‘small house’ for a couple in their 50’s. the restricted plot size informsa modest exterior that employs a carefully thought-out spatial organization to create the feeling of openness on the interior. a central living room with the tallest ceiling height is surrounded by the supporting program – kitchen, dining area and bedroom. lateral volumes contain built-in furniture fixtures rendered in dark polished concrete, such as the couch, that begin to add layers to the use of the main space without cluttering it, and therefore leaving a clear sight line. natural wood planks cover the floor being complimented by the light-colored pitched ceiling with a central skylight.

 

 

form / kouichi kimura architects: small house, japanimage © kei nakajima

 

 

form / kouichi kimura architects: small house, japanentry image © kei nakajima

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

architects: form/kouichi kimura architectslocation: aichi,japanclient: privateconstruction year: 2013site area:, 142,22 m2constructed area: 80,60 m2photographs: kei nakajima

  • I think with this design the interior takes precedence over the exterior, especially with site and budget constraints, which I think is evident in this build. I do like how the exterior is receptive to its surroundings, with the view from the driveway picking up the neighbours roof-line.

    Mr Green
  • Interesting minimalist interiors, somewhat disappointing exteriors!

    federouge
  • interiors!

    juliano
  • strange plan, but interior are very nice and warm.
    not sure about the exterior, but interior are the most important in architecture.
    nice one!

    juliano
  • As the design is very good but cost is expensive

    kumar
  • this project had potential, but interiors are as sad as i never seeing. pity.

    ivan

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