House of Representation by
FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

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House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Light floods into this Kyoto house by Japanese studio FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects through a light well in its enormous chimney.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

The two-storey residence, named House of Representation, occupies a countryside location and has an off-white rendered exterior.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Rooms on the house’s ground floor surround a central living room with a recessed stone floor.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

A staircase with glass handrails leads up to a study on the first floor, as well as a bedroom that opens out to a rooftop balcony.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

We've published lots of houses by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects on Dezeen, all with rendered monochrome exteriors - take a closer look at them all here.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Photography is by Takumi Ota.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Here's a little more explanation from the architects:


House of representation

This house is planned on a site from where there are beautiful views of the country side.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

The request from the client was for the creation of intimacy, but with large living area.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

The exterior is designed as a monumental form so that it can seem to be a new addition to the countryside scenery.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

I created a centripetal plan where each room is connected through a corridor from the multi-level living area.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Around the corridor, walls, which have different textures and shapes, make a sequence inside the space.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

The walls and spaces are highlighted by natural, indirect light, so your eyes are drawn to, and focus on, the interior.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

By the basic process of manipulating and controlling "light" and "views", I tried to make the inside space more intimate and deeper.

House of Representation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Rather than doing large gestures of acrobatic space composition, I have instead created what I feel is a space that represent the unusual, by doing small and poetic movements that control light and the viewers eyes.

House of Representation by FORM-Kouichi Kimura Architects

Architect: Form/Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Client: Private

House of Representation by FORM-Kouichi Kimura Architects

Construction: 2011
Site area: 355.78 m
Construction area: 213.20 m