House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

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House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

You can walk up one curved staircase and down another in this family home in Kitakami by Japanese architect Yukiko Nadamoto.

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

Both stairways ascend from the double-height living area, leading to first-floor bedrooms that are linked by a stepped bridge.

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

The wood-framed home is rectangular in plan but the living area resembles a jigsaw-puzzle piece thanks to the curved internal walls.

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

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House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

Photography is by Seiya Miyamoto.

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

Here are some more details from the architects:


House in Kitakami

 

This house, located in a quiet residential neighbourhood in Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture, was built for a family of four.

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

The client wanted a home that consisted of “a single, unified space that would accommodate the separate, individual activities and pursuits of each family member, rather than an open, continuous space that integrates the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace into a single room.”

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

These requests played a major role in our design process.

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

Architects: Nadamoto Yukiko Architects
Location: Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

Project architect: Yukiko Nadamoto
Structural engineer: Umezawa Structural Engineers

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

Structure: Wooden Structure

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

Project Year: 2010 - 2011
Floor area: 141sqm

House in Kitakami by Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678521850 Mario De Vries

    I expected myself to get a bit ..maybe bored by this typical Japanese architecture we see so often these days. But still, I'm not! White, wood, and very little use of objects and furniture is so attractive and serene. And I very much like the round shapes in the plan. But I still ask myself, or maybe the people who live in it..do they really have that little stuff?

  • http://www.deloprojet.com delo

    It is beautiful as a showroom, but to live, may not be.

  • Ummmm

    How long until a child falls? Maybe yesterday?