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

 

 

 

‘house in fukai’ is an extension to a large family home, located in a quiet residential area of osaka, japan. designed by naoko horibe of horibe associates architect’s office, the dwelling is positioned next to the existing building providing extra floor space for the multi-generational household.

 

at the rear of the property a small protruding deck overlooks the garden, forming an extension of internal living space and providing a place where inhabitants can relax outdoors. the proportions of the structure are designed to compliment the existing building, while a gabled roof and white rendered walls contrast the main house. internally, smaller spaces are organized around a long kitchen and dining area that forms the centerpiece of the home. sleeping quarters are found at the property’s upper level with a large master suite accommodated in addition to two smaller bedrooms that open out onto a spacious balcony.

naoko horibe associates architect's office house in fukai designboom
a small protruding deck overlooks the garden at the rear of the property
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates architect's office house in fukai designboom
the shaded area is an extension of the property’s living quarters
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates architect's office house in fukai designboom
smaller spaces are organized around a kitchen and dining area
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates architect's office house in fukai designboom
the long volume is the focal point of the extension
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates architect's office house in fukai designboom
the large master bedroom at the dwelling’s upper level
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates architect's office house in fukai designboom
the proportions of the structure are designed to compliment the existing building
photo by kaori ichikawa

naoko horibe associates architect's office house in fukai designboom
a secluded garden at the rear of the family home
photo by kaori ichikawa

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

title: house in fukai
project dates: march, 2011 – may, 2013
location: sakai-shi, osaka, japan
type: residence
structure: wooden construction, two storeys
site area: 368.54 sqm
building area: 83.63 sqm
total floor space: 139.24 sqm
architect: naoko horibe
photography: kaori ichikawa