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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House in Takatsuki, Osaka by Horibe Naoko Architect Office

August 26th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Horibe Naoko Architect Office

This property is located in a crowded residential district, with a parking lot on the west that is likely to be developed and a newspaper distribution center to the north that operates from early in the morning. Given those circumstances, we decided to design the house around a central courtyard and surround the property with walls, closing it off from the street.


  • Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office
  • Project: House in Takatsuki
  • Location: Takatsuki-Shi, Osaka
  • Primary usage: Residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
  • Family structure: Couple with a child
  • Site area: 99.50 m2
  • Building area: 52.17 m2
  • Total floor space: 81.98 m2


To avoid pressing in too much on the narrow alley to the east, we kept the height as low as possible and placed the courtyardfs autumn flowering cherry so it would be visible to people walking down the alley. The interior is minimalistic and breezy, even though we kept the number of doors low to ensure privacy.





Court in the night

Deck - living in the night

Deck - living





Mosquito net over the deck

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Categories: House, Residential

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