Numbers House by Mitsutomo Matsunami
Architect & Associates


Numbers House by Mitsutomo Matsunami

This row of prefabricated houses with facades that look like numbers are by Japanese studio Mitsutomo Matsunami Architect & Associates.

Numbers House by Mitsutomo Matsunami

Located in Osaka, the project involved taking ready-to build timber houses and reconfiguring the facades so the four units appear as one building.

Numbers House by Mitsutomo Matsunami

The project was completed in 2007.

Numbers House by Mitsutomo Matsunami

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Photographs are by the architect.

Numbers House by Mitsutomo Matsunami

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Here is more information from Mitsutomo Matsunami:

Numbers House

This is a mass-produced type ready-built house often developed on a large scale, and as such, has the advantage of producing entire rows of housing. In many cases, as the appearance is coordinated at the designation of the owner, rows of houses that do not necessarily match aesthetically are created.

In order to overcome this 4 units are created together at Hozumidai to appear as one building by design, carrying out a strong message to the town. Price competitiveness was maintained by cost effective production of the facade design.

Residence in Hozumidai

Who: Mitsutomo Matsunami
What: ready-built house
Where: Hozumidai, Ibaraki-shi, OSAKA
How: 3 storey timber house
Site area (one of four buildings): 75.91㎡
Construction area (one of four buildings): 40.79㎡
Total floor area: (one of four buildings): 12.04㎡
Number of houses: four buildings

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Posted on Friday March 18th 2011 at 5:30 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • janper

    now i have an idea what inspired the "creative designers" to make this

  • like this, the numbers concept is cute and interesting, plus it goes with the minimalism style too, wonder why the last building only has three stripes.. perhaps it intended to be 3 (san) in chinese?

  • oh come on…

  • samuel

    I can't see the interest in this project. No interior views. Just because they resemble numbers? I don't think that this project is relevant.

  • Donkey

    kinda tacky.

    what's the 4th numeral meant to be?

  • inkoaydible

    'a house is a number for living in'

  • What a nice house exterior concept! I admire Mitsutomo for what he have done. Keep it up dude!