House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

• July 25, 2011

Big picture windows facing a vista of 50-year-old cherry blossom trees define this residence. A neighbor’s tall retaining wall borders the southern edge of the property, which meant that even if architect oriented ground floor rooms towards the south they would get little natural light.

On the other hand, a broad road with excellent views of the cherry trees runs along the northern edge of the property.

Architect therefore settled on a plan that actively incorporates light and views on the northern side of the house. Picture windows of various sizes provide abundant light and a sense of openness despite the northern orientation, and accent the facade as well.

Suita Naoko Horibe pM 5 House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

House in Suita, image courtesy Naoko Horibe

Suita Naoko Horibe pM 1 House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

House in Suita, image courtesy Naoko Horibe

Suita Naoko Horibe pM 2 600x474 House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

House in Suita, image courtesy Naoko Horibe

Suita Naoko Horibe pM 3 600x475 House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

House in Suita, image courtesy Naoko Horibe

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House in Suita, image courtesy Naoko Horibe

+ Project credits / data

Project: House in Suita
Design to completion: March 2010 – July 2010
Location: Suita-Shi, OSAKA
Primary usage: Residence
Structure: Steel-frame construction, two stories above ground
Client: Couple with two children
Type: Private house

Site area: 199.31 m²
Building area: 69.01 m²
Total floor space: 112.74 m²

Architect: Naoko Horibe | http://naoko-horibe.com/
Photographer: Kaori Ichikawa

Suita Naoko Horibe pM 1F PLAN 600x450 House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

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

Suita Naoko Horibe pM 2F PLAN 600x450 House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

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

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House in Suita - Section, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

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  1. 33 Hhf Hose says:

    [...] House in Suita | Naoko Horibe : plusMOOD Architect therefore settled on a plan that actively incorporates light and views on the northern side of the house Picture windows of various sizes provide abundant light and a sense of openness despite the northern [...]

  2. ale says:

    i think the bathroom is not well placed, considering the use for 4 people

  3. Oliver says:

    great house … love the windows