House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

• June 12, 2012

Naoko Horibe Kyobate 020 600x900 House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

Japanese architect Naoko Horibe recently has completed the House in Kyobate, Japan.

This home for a family with young children centers around a Japanese-style mezzanine with tatami flooring.

Naoko Horibe Kyobate 021 600x900 House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

Extending out into the first floor living/dining/kitchen area, and with a view of both that room and the second floor children’s rooms, the mezzanine serves to link the various spaces within the home.

It also accents the building’s exterior, pushing out beyond the rest of the facade.

Naoko Horibe Kyobate 022 600x898 House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

From the central mezzanine to the linked children’s rooms and the living/dining/kitchen area with its vertical void, this home offers a diversity of living spaces that come together to provide a fun and stimulating environment for the residents.

Naoko Horibe Kyobate 009 600x900 House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate, image courtesy Naoko Horibe | Photo by Eiji Tomita

+ Project facts

House in Kyobate
Design to completion: March 2011-August 2011
Location: Nara-Shi,NARA
Primary usage: Residence
Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
Family structure: Couple with two children

Site area: 165.34 m2
Building area: 52.17 m2
Total floor space: 93.58 m2

Architect: Naoko Horibe
Photographer: Eiji Tomita

Naoko Horibe Kyobate 1F PLAN 600x600 House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate - L1 floor plan, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

Naoko Horibe Kyobate 2F PLAN 600x600 House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate - L2 floor plan, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

Naoko Horibe Kyobate SECTION1 600x334 House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate - Section, drawing courtesy Naoko Horibe

+ All images and drawings courtesy Naoko Horibe

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Category: Architecture, House

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