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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.

Ina no ie Residence in Minoh-Shi, OSAKA by Naoko Horibe

August 31st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Naoko Horibe

This is a three-story steel-frame construction residence with atelier for writersf couple.  The first floor is used primarily as their work space; second and third floors as residence. Land in this area apparently went for sale several decades ago, and many of the surrounding houses are low-rise buildings adopting lateral coving for siding with similar color tone.

Facade2 (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Project: Ina no ie Residence
  • Location: Minoh-Shi, OSAKA
  • Design to completion: March 2009-February 2010
  • Primary usage: Residence and atelier

Approach (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

  • Structure: Steel-frame construction, three stories above ground
  • Family structure: Couple with two children
  • Site area: 101.34 m2
  • Building area: 38.70 m2
  • Total floor space: 111.85 m2
  • Photographer: Kaori Ichikawa

Bathroom (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

We were conscious to make external appearance of this new three-story house to fit into the environment.  For example, Galvalume steel plate of calm color matching the houses around. gAyame Ichimonnji Roofinghwas used considering horizontal siding joint.  The method gives unique expression to the house with shadow of each fold changing along the sun movement.  Same size windows are placed in bedrooms and through stairways, making the floor levels ambiguous, thus moderating the voluminousness of three-story building.

Entrance (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

The open ceiling portion of the second floor LDK and sunlight coming from the stairway windows give feeling of togetherness even when family members are on different floors. From the balcony, half story above the third floor, you can relax looking far away, without worrying about being watched. This house is perfect as a place for living as well as a workplace for writing.

Facade1 (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

Night View (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

Living & Dining 1 (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

Living & Dining 2 (Image Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

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