House in Yamakawa | Horibe Associates architect's office

House in Yamakawa | Horibe Associates architect’s office

‘House in Yamakawa’ sits on a road that gets a surprising amount of traffic given how narrow it is.

To minimize the noise from cars and to ensure privacy, the architects concentrated storage spaces along the side of the house facing the road and added a hallway as a further buffer shielding the main rooms.

view on the back garden with two terraces

In contrast, large windows open from each room onto the spacious back garden, giving many different views of the cherry blossom trees, expansive paddy landscape, and mountain range beyond.

living room + dining room

Japanese room with tatami flooring

Bent in a V-shape to follow the curve of the road, the house echoes the form of the distant mountains.

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floor plan:
[1] entrance
[2] terrace
[3] room1
[4] room2
[5] bedroom
[6] japanese room
[7] lavatory
[8] washroom
[9] bathroom
[10] drying space
[11] library
[12] kitchen
[13] study corner
[14] living room + dining room
[15] terrace
[16] terrace

section:
[2] terrace
[3] room1
[4] room2
[5] bedroom
[6] japanese room
[10] drying space
[11] library
[14] living room + dining room

architects: Horibe Associates architect’s office
location: Yoshinogawa, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
function: residence
project team: Naoko Horibe (architect in charge)
site area: 1024.45 m²
built area: 151.14 m²
total floor area: 151.14 m²
structural system: wooden construction (1F)
design to completion: August 2011 – December 2012
photographs: Kaori Ichikawa _ courtesy of Horibe Associates architect’s office

 

 

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