80.84 by Ninkipen!

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House by Ninkipen

Japanese studio Ninkipen! have completed a family house in Nara, Japan, comprising staggered rectangular volumes.

House by Ninkipen

A skylight pierces both floors of the residence to draw light down into the kitchen.

House by Ninkipen

The open-plan interior is finished in white, with wooden flooring and detailing.

House by Ninkipen

There are no doors inside the house, instead rooms flow into one another through interconnected doorways.

House by Ninkipen

The living spaces and one bedroom are located on the ground floor with a further two rooms on the next floor, each adjoining a roof terrace.

House by Ninkipen

Photographs are by Hiroki Kawata.

House by Ninkipen

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House by Ninkipen

Here's some more information from the architects:


This is a small residence for a couple with one child, situated in Nara, Japan.

House by Ninkipen

The neighborhood is determined by a large number of individual houses spread over a gentle slope facing south.

House by Ninkipen

During the design process, the lot right beside was yet empty and it was unclear what was going to be built.

House by Ninkipen

Therefore, the design had to be autonomous, but at the same time it should be able to react positively on whatever was going to be built next door.

House by Ninkipen

The volume of the house is constituted of an uneven volume, split and shifted both in ground plan and elevation into sub-volumes that are visually separated, but connected through continuous lighting and ventilation.

House by Ninkipen

The interior space is characterized by interconnected cubes with no doors, privacy is ensured by deliberate nooks and narrowings between the rooms.

House by Ninkipen

Even though the house is with 80.84 m2 relatively small, the continuous spaces that always let anticipate the following room, convey a sense of larger extent.

House by Ninkipen

Project name
80.84
Architect
YASUO IMAZU/ninkipen! Architect office

House by Ninkipen

Use: house
Location: Nara, Japan

House by Ninkipen

Process

Design 2008.2-2008.7
Construction 2008.8-2009.3

House by Ninkipen

Scale
Site area 134.57m2
Building area 65.24m2
Total floor area 80.84m2


See also:

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House of Resonance by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Mole by
Ninkipen!
Rroomm by
Ninkipen!
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001857394783 Thomas Washington

    This is a beautiful little house. I love the simple geometry and the exposure of the wood ceilings and structure. It is also wonderful to see such a creative way of bringing natural lighting deep into the building.

    • angry catalan

      The light tube has more than a little bit of Miralles' Clota house. But one must copy from the masters, who else!

  • http://www.yeebaa.com Yeebaa Discounts

    It is wonderfully simple, elegant, light, clean, illusion of space and all that beautifull wood too! Fantastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564361351 Thi Nguyen

    The roof looks dangerous.

  • http://www.brgstudio.com nulla

    Good project, a real house, simple and interesting. One thing I noticed is that most of these new houses for young couples have a very western feeling in their interiors… it must represent a process of gradually occidentalization of Japanese people. Globalization probably.

  • Yamen

    It look beautiful, but how it will feels to live in it?
    I don't know!