Houses

Row House (Azuma House), Osaka, Japan, Tadao Ando Architects & Associates

Row House (Azuma House)

This is a house that was made entirely of exposed concrete and acted as a replacement to the middle unit of three row houses in a downtown district of Osaka. Ando, who is considered to be a fighter-architect, started by developing a number of bold proposals for small houses. Among […]

Keyhole House, Kyoto, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

Keyhole House

The facade of Keyhole House has the shape of a keyhole, along a narrow street of a crowded town. It is designed as a key itself on the façade of this house. A house can be called a key, which will open up your life happily. And it can be such a small key, like this house that is a key! The site is in Kyoto, Japan and […]

4x4 House, Kobe, Japan, Tadao Ando

4×4 House II

It was in 2003 that Tadao Ando completed a powerful and yet extremely simply concrete house on a beachfront site measuring just 65 m². Significantly for Tadao Ando, the house is only four kilometers from the Awaji Island epicenter of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake that devastated Kobe. As the […]

Ιshibe Ηouse, Koka, Japan, ALTS Design Office

Ishibe House

Text description provided by the architects. This client’s hope was to live in a house that is just like a renovated warehouse. The type of houses is diversified into various kinds, and such a house is prevalent on the ground of financial terms. However, it was necessary to solve problems […]