House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe

Architects: Naoko Horibe
Location: Tokushima, Japan
Area: 92.91 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa

From the architect. With its simple arced shape echoing the shape of the property and its charred cedar exterior similar to that found throughout the neighborhood, this residence blends seamlessly into its surroundings of peaceful rice fields, temples, and shrines.

The kitchen sits in the very center of the home with a clear view of the living room, tatami space, and, across the courtyard, all of the other rooms.

The layout allows the residents to keep an eye on their small children no matter where in the house they are. Because all the rooms face onto the courtyard, they are flooded with light and fresh air without being exposure to passersby outside.

House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe © Kaori Ichikawa
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House in Kamoshima / Naoko Horibe originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 24 Jul 2013.

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