naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa
all images courtesy of naoka horibe

 

 

naoko horibe architect’s office has designed a house in naruto that uses tectonic mass to respond to a flood-prone site. the inward-looking structure is centered around an open-air courtyard that affords the client-couple privacy, while providing good ventilation and generous amounts of diffused light. taking the flood risk into consideration, the foundation and floor are stilted and angled to promote runoff. the rooms are linked in a loop around the central courtyard– a gesture that manifests on the exterior in form of a slate-hued sweeping concrete crescent.

 

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

naoko horibe: crescent-shaped house in naruto
naoka horibe: cresent-shaped house in naruto
image © kaori ichikawa

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: naruto-shi, tokushima
primary usage: residence
structure: wooden construction, single story above ground
family structure: couple with two children
site area: 295.93 m2
building area: 124.28 m2
total floor space: 105.46 m2