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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.

Adzuki House in Himeji-Shi, Japan by Naoko Horibe

August 27th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Naoko Horibe

This is a three-story residence on 83.60 m2 land, with three sides facing the roads. We designed into a planar and compact three-story house allowing car and bicycle parking space. The trees in the courtyard can be viewed from each room, so you can sense the turn of the season indoors.  We placed a large window sash in the corridor to allow viewing the trees from the bathroom, not adjacent to the courtyard, in response to the clientfs request.


  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Project: Adzuki House
  • Location: Himeji-Shi, HYOGO, Japan
  • Design to completion: March 2009-January 2010
  • Primary usage: Residence


  • Structure: wooden construction, three stories above ground
  • Family structure: Couple with a child
  • Site area: 83.60 m2
  • Building area: 30.04 m2
  • Total floor space: 73.55 m2


Split-level floor and open ceiling combination let you can enjoy altering open space, and expansion in vertical and horizontal directions. Plaster walls and solid oak wooden floor are used to match their furniture.  The couplefs favorite color, gAdzukih (reddish brown), was chosen as the color for the exterior wall Galvalume steel plate. Looking the house from the street through the large window, you can catch a glimpse of the white exterior wall of the courtyard, giving depth to this compactly designed house.




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One Response to “Adzuki House in Himeji-Shi, Japan by Naoko Horibe”

  1. José Antonio says:

    Adzuki casa pequena, moderna, aconchegante e linda. Gostaria de saber mais informações sobre ela se fosse possível , altura, largura, comprimento, medidas das salas, e espaços internos, dessa bela construção localizada em Himeji-Shi, Japão.

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