House in Kashiba | Horibe Associates architect’s office
The clients for this project requested a bath from which they could gaze out on a courtyard.
We planted a “symbol tree” in the courtyard and designed the bathroom to look out over it.
The courtyard brings light and breezes into the bathroom and kitchen/living/dining room while maintaining privacy for those inside.
The exterior is a black box with square windows on the southern side.
The windows provide an accent to the facade while also gently linking the exterior and interior of the house.
architects: Horibe Associates architect’s office
location: Kashiba, Nara Prefecture, Japan
site area: 130.12 m²
built area: 51.84 m²
total floor area: 85.58 m²
structural system: wooden construction (2F)
design to completion: March 2009 – January 2010
photographs: Kei Sugino _ courtesy of Horibe Associates architect’s office
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