House of Yamakawa \ Naoko Horibe

• July 23, 2013

Naoko Horibe designed the House of Yamakawa. This home sits on a road that gets a surprising amount of traffic given how narrow it is. To minimize the noise from cars and to ensure privacy, the architects concentrated storage spaces along the side of the house facing the road and added a hallway as a further buffer shielding the main rooms. In contrast, large windows open from each room onto the spacious back garden, giving many different views of the cherry blossom trees, expansive paddy landscape, and mountain range beyond. Bent in a V-shape to follow the curve of the road, the house echoes the form of the distant mountains.

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courtesy Kaori Ichikawa

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courtesy Kaori Ichikawa

+ Project facts

Design to completion: August 2011-December 2012
Location: Yoshinogawa-Shi, Tokushima
Primary usage: Residence
Structure: wooden construction, single story above ground
Family structure: Couple with a child
Site area: 1024.45 m2
Building area: 151.14 m2
Total floor space: 151.14 m2
Architect: Naoko Horibe
Photographer: Kaori Ichikawa

+ All images and drawings courtesy Naoko Horibe \ photo by Kaori Ichikawa

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Category: Architecture, House

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