adzuki | Naoko Horibe

• July 24, 2011

Japanese architect Naoko Horibe has designed this adzuki house located in Himeji-Shi, HYOGO, Japan.

This compact three-story residence is located on an 82m² lot bordered by roads on three sides. All the rooms look out on a courtyard planted with trees, bringing a sense of the changing seasons to the interior of the house.

Even the bath has a large fixed window that allows bathers to enjoy the green of the trees outside. The white of the courtyard walls can be glimpsed here and there through the large windows in the adzuki-bean-colored exterior, giving a sense of depth to the house despite its compact design.

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM facade in the night 1 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM facade in the night 2 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM balcony in the night adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM court2 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM entrance1 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM living1 600x399 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

+ Project credits / data

Project: adzuki
Location: Himeji-Shi, HYOGO
Architect: Naoko Horibe | http://naoko-horibe.com/
Photographer: Eiji Tomita
Design to completion: March 2009 – January 2010
Type: House
Structure: Wooden construction, three stories above ground
Client: Couple with a child
Site area: 83.60 m²
Building area: 30.04 m²
Total floor space: 73.55 m²

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM 1F 600x600 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki - L1 floor plan, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM 2F 600x600 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki - L2 floor plan, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

adzuki Naoko Horibe pM 3F 600x600 adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki - L3 floor plan, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

+ All images and drawings courtesy Naoko Horibe

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Category: Architecture, House

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