kihon form: house in hanazono
kihon form: house in hanazono
nov 07, 2011

kihon form: house in hanazono

‘house in hanazono’ by kihon form in osaka-city, japan all images courtesy kihon form

japanese architecture practice kihon form has shared with us images of ‘house in hanazono’, an interior renovation to a 25-year old building in osaka, japan. conceived for a family of seven, the design utilizes curvilinear partitions to carve out freely-forming programs that visually continues the space from one area to another.

kihon form: house in hanazono interior view of children’s room

situated in a highly dense area of the city, the design aimed to break free from the orthogonal grid of the neighbourhood with an interior that organically flowed with the circulation. the former rectangular walls of the building were removed and appropriate volumes of programs were first established. the introduction of a curving partition enabled the house to make the most of the small area, arranging a denser collection of rooms without compromising on the open sense of space.

kihon form: house in hanazono (left) curving wall (right) towards third level living room

the armatures of the curving walls are wrapped in translucent laminated japanese paper, allowing light and movement to softly translate to the other side. while a level of privacy is established, the inhabitants remain connected throughout the house. at night, the use of artificial light provides a ‘japanese lantern effect’ to the walls.

kihon form: house in hanazono living room and kitchen

kihon form: house in hanazono

kihon form: house in hanazono curving counter

kihon form: house in hanazono additional living space on second level

kihon form: house in hanazono mother’s bedroom

kihon form: house in hanazono tatami room

kihon form: house in hanazono views of staircase

kihon form: house in hanazono kitchen at night

kihon form: house in hanazonolight effect at night

kihon form: house in hanazono site plan

kihon form: house in hanazono floor plan / level 0

kihon form: house in hanazono floor plan / level +1

kihon form: house in hanazono floor plan / level +2

kihon form: house in hanazono floor plans / before renovation

  • I love it!!

    turki says:
  • I appreciate the effort but the result looks like temporary exhibition decoration, not structural.

    airborn says:

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