Promenade House by FORM/ Kouichi Kimura Architects

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Last updated on August 7th, 2014

Famous Japanese architects sometimes like to take on new challenges. Ando for example even loves requests for seemingly simple family homes but which are especially hard to construct because of limited space or other local adversities. This one here sure would’ve been a blast for him.

Japanese studio FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects has constructed a family house in Shiga, Japan, that is 27 metres long but only 2.7 metres wide. To use the especially long and narrow side of the house, Kimura designed both floors with a simple, open layout, using two long corridors as a basis the exceptional home.

The ground floor contains several small windows that line the edges of the floor and allow for some sunlight to come in while still preserving the familys privacy. He tried to “soften” the overall dark, grey tone of the interior by using a wooden floor in the kitchen and dining area.

All images © FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects | Via: dezeen

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