noriyoshi morimura: edge house
 
noriyoshi morimura: edge house
jul 01, 2011

noriyoshi morimura: edge house

‘edge house’ by noriyoshi morimura architects and associates, osaka, japan images courtesy of noriyoshi morimura architects and associates

japanese practice noriyoshi morimura architects and associates has created ‘edge house’, a private residence located in kansai district, a well-known area of osaka, japan. situated on a hill overlooking the city, the design features a series of slanted and connective floors that mimic the surrounding slopped topography. ribbon-like in form, the dwelling is composed of merging and offset planes that slice through the landscape to establish a dialogue with the encircling environment. 

noriyoshi morimura: edge house exterior

a continuous and fluid line snakes through the structure gently integrating each floor while generating a defined structural aesthetic. powerful and inorganic, the winding concrete form forcefully cuts through the home, loosely defining a series of open areas. the ribbon-like surfaces extend far beyond the perimeters of the fully glazed walls, acting dually as protection from the elements and as exposed outdoor terraces.

noriyoshi morimura: edge house entrance

the sculptural interior is treated minimally with neutral stone and concrete, which freely flow from one room to

the next. wrapping around every surface, the milky tiles soften the harsh, angular lines to create an almost ethereal

sense within the home. a heavy dark wood volume punctures through each storey, adding an element of privacy

– and storage – to the otherwise exposed residence.

noriyoshi morimura: edge house slanted walls connect each floor and in some places provide access between rooms

noriyoshi morimura: edge house living room

noriyoshi morimura: edge house living room with view towards bedroom and dining room

noriyoshi morimura: edge house terrace

noriyoshi morimura: edge house kitchen and dining room

noriyoshi morimura: edge house night view

noriyoshi morimura: edge house overall residence at night

noriyoshi morimura: edge house site plan

noriyoshi morimura: edge house floor plan / level 0

noriyoshi morimura: edge house floor plan / level 1

noriyoshi morimura: edge house front elevation

noriyoshi morimura: edge house side elevation

noriyoshi morimura: edge house section

noriyoshi morimura: edge house section

  • A perfect home for Tony Hawk.

    808stevan
  • La forma esterna è interessante sebbene non originalissima, l’interno (almeno come si vede dalle foto) è suggestivo per l’articolazione spaziale, meno per gli arredi. Come è stato detto nel post di Al, i mobili di Le Corbusier e Breuer sono davvero troppo datati. In sostanza, spero che chi abiterà questa casa vi si possa trovare bene, personalmente non ci abiterei volentieri. Comunque, complimenti all’architetto, non è facile in ogni caso realizzare una architettura così!
    rocco ( insegnante di arte in italia)
    http://mirroarte.blogspot.com

    rocco
  • contrived, dated and strenuous.
    a waste of money, but the effort is commendable.

    no BS
  • Cold, sad, desolate. Very little space for entertaining guests. Think this would work better as a penthouse suite, not a discrete home.

    Meh
  • Chic and sophisticated

    andres
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