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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.

Villa Toiture in Maintenon, France by Kotaro horiuchi architecture

January 19th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kotaro horiuchi architecture

The siste is located in Maintenon 65km southwest of Paris, France. The Residential suburb of Paris inhabited a family of three married couples and children. Spontaneous grounds surrounded by vast grasslandsare andforests open as a place of rest for the weekend of Parisien, give healing to life in the city while enjoying the open-air bath in nature.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
  • Name of Project: Villa Toiture
  • Location: Maintenon, France
  • Program: Residential, Accommondation, Spa
  • Plot area: 2,000 m²
  • Built area: 150 m²

This residential is called “The Residential of Roof”, is composed of the entire roof from regulation inherited in this region traditionally that 40-degree slope of the roof and 7m height, in another house to make the inside of the roof, while protecting the traditionalregulation of forms, tried to create another inside garden  between the roof and house.

The inside housing is divided into two parts living-restaurant for guests and residences for clients, are connected by kitchen. Each room has inside space that open to nature.


Interior View


Kotaro HORIUCHI was born in 1978 in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN. He received a master degree in urbanism and architecture from graduate school of university,Tokyo JAPAN.

In 2009 he established his own Paris-based practice, Tokyo and Nagoya practices, after gaining experience through world renowned architecture firms such as: DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture (Paris, France), MecanooArchitecten (Delft, The Netherlands), and PPAG – PopelkaPoduschkaArchitekten (Vienna, Austria) from 2003 to 2009.

Kotaro HORIUCHI’s architectural design firm – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture- is headquartered in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN, works on multiple projects of architecture, urban design and interior design around the world. He won Silver Award of JCD Design Award 2011.


Exterior View

Exterior View

Bird Eye View

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