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House in Kamihachiman \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kamihachiman \ Naoko Horibe

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• September 11, 2013 • Comments (1)

Japanese architect Naoko Horibe has completed the house in Kamihachiman. The challenge in this design was to enable a comfortable, open lifestyle despite the fact that the building site is surrounded by other homes lined up uniformly on a street running along their south side. The architects chose not to place windows on the southern […]

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Dogsalon in Oita \ Naoko Horibe

Dogsalon in Oita \ Naoko Horibe

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• August 29, 2013 • Comments (1)

Located on a long, thin lot surrounded by rice fields, this combined residence and dog salon has a symbolic shape that turns the building itself into a sign for the business. The dog salon occupies the part of the building adjacent to the main road, with bathrooms and kitchen in the center so as to […]

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House in Kamoshima \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kamoshima \ Naoko Horibe

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• July 23, 2013 • Comments (1)

With its simple arced shape echoing the shape of the property and its charred cedar exterior similar to that found throughout the neighborhood, this residence blends seamlessly into its surroundings of peaceful rice fields, temples, and shrines. The kitchen sits in the very center of the home with a clear view of the living room, […]

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House in Naruto \ Naoko Horibe

House in Naruto \ Naoko Horibe

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• July 23, 2013 • Comments (1)

Designed by Japanese architect Naoko Horibe. The property where this residence stands is occasionally flooded during heavy rains. The clients requested a design that dealt with the problem, as well as providing security, privacy, good natural light and air circulation, and a space that their children could run around in. In response the architect proposed […]

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House of Yamakawa \ Naoko Horibe

House of Yamakawa \ Naoko Horibe

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• July 23, 2013 • Comments (1)

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 […]

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Galerie Ashiya Schule \ Naoko Horibe

Galerie Ashiya Schule \ Naoko Horibe

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• August 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

Naoko Horibe recently has completed Galerie Ashiya Schule. Galerie Ashiya Schule manages and promotes contemporary artists. Because the lot is located on a corner facing a relatively lively street, the client requested an elegant exterior design that would symbolically represent the gallery. The oversized wooden doors fulfill this symbolic role, drawing visitors into a world […]

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House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

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• June 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

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. 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 […]

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House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

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• July 25, 2011 • Comments (3)

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 […]

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House in Takatsuki | Naoko Horibe

House in Takatsuki | Naoko Horibe

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• July 24, 2011 • Comments (0)

This property is located in a crowded residential district, with a parking lot on the west that is likely to be developed and a newspaper distribution center to the north that operates from early in the morning. Given those circumstances, Naoko Horibe decided to design the house around a central courtyard and surround the property with […]

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House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

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• July 24, 2011 • Comments (1)

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 […]

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