House F by Ido Kenji

House F by Ido Kenji

A secluded balcony surrounded by timber protrudes from the clean white facade of this house in Osaka, Japan, by architect Ido Kenji (+ slideshow).

House F by Ido Kenji

The architect planned the three-storey house to cover two thirds of the site, allowing for a driveway in front and a small garden at the rear.

House F by Ido Kenji

"The client requested a garden on the south side of the site, so I decided to make the building three storeys to secure the required rooms," said Ido Kenji.

House F by Ido Kenji

There's no bedroom, but a traditional Japanese room on the ground floor provides a sleeping area that opens out to the garden.

House F by Ido Kenji

The living room occupies a double-height space on the middle floor and a study overlooks it from the level above.

House F by Ido Kenji

Pine is used for flooring, surfaces, doors and bookshelves throughout the house. "It's aimed as a quiet, soft space with the wood and the paint-finished walls," added Kenji.

House F by Ido Kenji

The frame of the house is also timber and structural beams are exposed around the edges of the rooms.

House F by Ido Kenji

Kitchen and bathrooms are located above the car port at the front of the building and lead out onto the balcony.

House F by Ido Kenji

The house was completed in 2010 but was not published at the time.

House F by Ido Kenji

Other houses we've featured from Japan include a house in Nagoya with a stretched facade and a house for an elderly couple in Sendai.

House F by Ido Kenji

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House F by Ido Kenji

Photography is by Takumi Ota.

House F by Ido Kenji

Above: site plan

House F by Ido Kenji

Above: ground floor plan

House F by Ido Kenji

Above: first floor plan

House F by Ido Kenji

Above: second floor plan

House F by Ido Kenji

Above: long section

House F by Ido Kenji

Above: cross section