Nomura 24 House, Takarazuka Home, Hyōgo Prefecture Building, Japanese Residence, Nomura House, Hyōgo Prefecture Residence

Nomura House, Takarazuka Home, Hyōgo Prefecture Building, Japanese Residence

Nomura 24 House, Japan : Takarazuka Residence

Nomura 24 House Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture – design by Antonino Cardillo

Nomura 24 House

Design: Antonino Cardillo architect

Location: Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

House on two levels of medium size built on a hill on a trapezoidal plot in a suburb in the district of Hyōgo, overlooking Ōsaka bay. Wooden structure, whitewashed walls and sloping pitched roof. Sleeping area on the ground floor – three bedrooms with bathroom and entrance hall (genkan) – and living area on the first floor – wc, kitchen, patio, dining area, sitting room and Japanese room (washitsu).

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Formally, in plan, the two longer, non-parallel sides of the plot define two right-angled systems which find their formal connection on the third side, on the road, defining in elevation an incisive, faceted shape. Its diverse surfaces mutate the intensity of the light according to the incidence of the sun.

Inside, on the first floor, a large polygonal living room with seven sides possesses the inexact quality of certain medieval Italian piazzas, on whose sides the openings – now windows, now doorways – describe multiple directions of aspect and travel. The irregularity of the geometry, therefore, crystallises in the shape a willingness for dialogue among the parts which make up the whole: kitchen, Japanese room and window over the bay, foreshortened to avoid direct exposure of the interior to the road.

Finally, at the rear, the narrow space created between the kitchen and the Japanese room picks out a small patio, whose windowed sides gather the afternoon diagonals of the sun on the tatami flooring of the Japanese room and reverberating blues inside the kitchen cavity.

These two rooms give onto the living room through two low doorways cut into the white sketch of a high wall. Almost rationalised grottoes, these bedrooms made of independent light engage with the large polygonal room: dark and azure in the morning, light and warm in the afternoon.

Text © Antonino Cardillo

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Nomura 24 House – Building Information

Client: Nomura Komuten, Ōsaka
Design: Antonino Cardillo architect
Architects: Antonino Cardillo, Yukinori Nagao
Interior coordinator: Antonino Cardillo, Ayumi Taniguchi
Site supervisor: Takeshi Suenaga
Coordinator and interpreter: Luca Balestra
General Contractor: Nomura Koumuten, Osaka
Site: Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Time: Sep 2009 (design) – Mar 2010 (built)
Price: 59,900,000 Japanese Yen
Site area: 228 sqm
Site coverage: 81 sqm
Ground floor: 77 sqm
First floor: 70 sqm
Max height: 9 m
Storeys: two levels

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