* Residential Architecture: House in Takatsuki by Horibe Naoko Architect Office
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 14 June 2012
Residential Architecture: House in Takatsuki by Horibe Naoko Architect Office: “..the design pivots around a central courtyard that maintains a sense of communication with the outdoors while limiting views of the street..read as a solid volume from the outside, the house exhibits a closed expression towards the street. corrugated black panels wrap around the form save for a semi-transparent window which lends views of the interior courtyard within. a cherry blossom tree, which can be observed from the street and the alley, serves as the focal point of the outdoor space. integrating elements of the courtyard with the interior, the majority of the programs – both public and private – are situated adjacent to the enclosed outdoor space. the living and dining space benefit from floor-to-ceiling glazing which overlooks the tree below. an elevated terrace constructed out of slats of wood serve as a way of extending the interior over the garden when the space is needed..” Privacy, minimalist exterior, extensive glazing, interior courtyard, abundant natural light, slatted wood terrace..
See our post on another home by Horibe Naoko Architect Office: Residential Architecture: House in Kyobate by Horibe Naoko Architect Office.
image: © hiroyuki hirai, courtesy horibe naoko architect office; article: Designboom