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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.

Une Salle de Séjour en Anneau in Chartre, France by Kotaro horiuchi architecture

January 21st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kotaro horiuchi architecture

The site is located in Chartres 80km southwest of Paris, France.

This house in the suburbs of Paris, was planned as a residence which stands still at forest which occupies most of this area, characteristic and vast site quietly. In addition to family dwelling houses, weekend houses for people living in Paris as guest.

In order that Japanese wife may transmit Japanese culture in exotic ground France, opening various courses of Japanese culture and people considered it as the house which can touch Japanese culture.

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  • Architect: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
  • Name of Project: Une Salle de Séjour en Anneau
  • Location: Chartre, France
  • Program: Housing
  • Plot area: 1,200 m2
  • Built area: 593 m2

The whole is connected in one living. Living is arranged like the passage which can make the circumference of a vast site an excursion round. This living is also a passage of this residence, is also a family’s living, and is also a guest’s living. All the places of Japanese culture transfer are also arranged in the living on this ring, and serve as a ring of Japanese activities.

The base of access to other rooms is in this living, the public element “Eating” in life was extracted to the ring, and made to continue. The communication produced focusing on “Eating” gathers people of each other for cultural Japan as common elements in exotic ground France, and enjoys new exchange.


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Kotaro horiuchi architecture

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.


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Une Salle de Séjour en Anneau

Une Salle de Séjour en Anneau

Une Salle de Séjour en Anneau



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