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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 Kikuicho, Japan by NOA Architect & Associates

August 5th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NOA architect & associates

An exterior wall has an important role. It separates inside and outside. In many cases in wooden structure, exterior walls are divided into many layers for different purposes. The outer layer protect against weather, dirt and fire while inner layers need fireproofing as well as aesthetical attributes. As a result, the total thickness can be 20 cm thick. For this project we developed and add one more layer to it. Raised from the face of the unit, the translucent cladding softens incoming light and blurs the visibility of both passerby’s and inhabitants. Where in view of neighboring structures and street-level traffic, the milky surface extends over the windows to obstruct the view, while other less-compromised openings remain exposed.

Front View

  • Architects: NOA architect & associates
  • Project: House in Kikuicho
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: Residential single family house
  • Building status: built in 2011


  • Site size: 35m2
  • Site type: urban
  • Building area: 19m2
  • Total floor area: 55m2
  • Main structure: timber frame
  • Number of stories: 3


Interior View

Interior View

Interior View

Interior View


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