The architects were FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects. It was located in Shiga,Japan. The Client was Private. The construction was 2010. The Site Area was 166,21m2. The Constructed Area needed 116,06m2
The minimalist house was for a young couple and their child. The client needed the traditional Japanese folk dwellings. It took advantage of the surrounding bountiful idyll in the new house. In the center of the first floor, there was a spacious foyer that acted as a semi-exterior area. This space raised relation between the DOMA (dirt floor) and ZA (habitable space floor). The old Japanese folk dwellings were often seen. It was referred with the couple’s bedroom, child room, bathroom, and stairway to the second floor. It acted as the core of the flow line inside the house. The client’s needed could be used in a variety of ways. The living room, dining room, and kitchen were planned on the second floor. When went upstairs, there was the line of sight, was concerned by colors and lights to the idyllic scenery. The box house might be compact. The modern house combined diversified and productive spaces. It was produced by various materials and colors with its minimal volume that combined in with the idyll.
A house in Shiga, Japan, modeled on traditional folk houses, was completed by Japanese studio FORM/Kouichi Kimura . It was called House of Integration. The two-storey residence was established around a lobby on the ground floor. The housed design had bedrooms and bathrooms. They were connected to this space while the first-floor living room, kitchen and dining room were led to a staircase.
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