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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 Suita, Osaka, Japan by Naoko Horibe

 
September 3rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Naoko Horibe

The house is characterized by a very wide picture-like window towards borrowed scenery of 50-year-old cherry blossom tree.  There is a street right in front of the north side of the land, and a high retaining wall of the adjacent land on the south side.  Therefore, a room on the south side first floor is unlikely to benefit from the daylight.

Facade in the night (Images Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

  • Architect: Naoko Horibe
  • Name of Project: House in Suita
  • Location: Suita-Shi, Osaka, Japan
  • Primary usage: Residence
  • Photographer: Kaori Ichikawa

Facade in the daytime (Images Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

  • Design to completion: March 2010-July 2010
  • Structure: Steel-frame construction, two stories above ground
  • Family structure: Couple with two children
  • Site area: 199.31 m2
  • Building area: 69.01 m2
  • Total floor space: 112.74 m2

Bay window (Images Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

We proposed a plan to take advantage of the wonderful cherry blossom tree on the north side.  The client wished to separate the dining area and the living room, so we positioned the dining area on the first floor and the living room on the second floor.  Two different size picture-like windows were placed on the north side, which provide plenty of daylight and a sense of openness.  They also accent the housefs far side.

Living (Images Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

We planned for smooth flow line for various house works.  Ease of movement or convenience was the theme of the first floor where atelier, kitchen, bathroom, and family closet is laid out.  Relaxation is the theme on the second floor, where living room and bedrooms reside.

Staircase (Images Courtesy Kaori Ichikawa)

Lawn slope is set up in front of the house, rather than a retaining wall, to lessen the level difference between the land and the street, and gently curved steps as the approach to the house.  You can feel comfortable walking toward the house, as well as the inside.

 

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