House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

• July 24, 2011

This lot is bordered by a road on the west and boxed in by houses on the south, north, and east.

Houses will also be built across the road to the west, so architect’s main challenge was securing adequate privacy and natural light.

As a result, architect decided to design the building around a central courtyard. Although the facade appears monolithic from the street, the instant the front door is opened one is confronted by an open, light-filled courtyard.

The plan on the first and second floors allows residents to circle around the courtyard as they move from room to room, almost as if they were going for a walk within their own home.

Hatsugano Naoko Horibe pM facade4 600x473 House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

House in Hatsugano, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Kaori Ichikawa

Hatsugano Naoko Horibe pM living kitchen1 600x444 House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

House in Hatsugano, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Kaori Ichikawa

Hatsugano Naoko Horibe pM court in the night House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

House in Hatsugano, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Kaori Ichikawa

+ Project credits / data

Project: House in Hatsugano
Architect: Naoko Horibe | http://naoko-horibe.com/
Site area: 192m2
Building area: 53.83m²
Total floor area: 86.38m²
Type: House
Photographer: Kaori Ichikawa

Hatsugano Naoko Horibe pM 1F PLAN 600x600 House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

House in Hatsugano - Level 1 floor plan, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

Hatsugano Naoko Horibe pM 2F PLAN 600x600 House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

House in Hatsugano - Level 2 floor plan, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

+ All images and drawings courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Kaori Ichikawa

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  1. This is really a great house! I like the nature light and that the rooms flow over in other rooms.