House in Minohshinmachi

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Tiny House
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Yasuyuki Kitamura
  • Location
    Osaka, Japan
  • Project Date
  • Construction Company
    Takada Corporation
  • Architect
    Yasuyuki Kitamura
  • Interior Designer
    Shuhei Kimura
  • Project Link

A house for a young couple, located on the northern hill of Minoh city, Osaka, Japan. Despite the fact that the area is fast developing and known for its rich natural environment, the houses have little to do with the local character. the project aims to highlight the relationship between humans and the nature, while acknowledging the natural qualities of the surroundings.
The deep eaves of the light roof extend the interior, while the nested nooks and crannies create an ambiguous space. in addition, a pair of openings visually connect the outside with the center of the building, and a large top light allows the green of the trees and the blue sky to penetrate through. the curtains on the outside adjust the sunlight and line of sight, and the two pillars like standing trees give a sense of security to the generous space. the result is a light-hearted home that feels as if it is part of nature, rather than a landscape.

Yasuyuki Kitamura
First -class architect
Registration Number 364764
Architectural Institute of Japan
Osaka Association of Architects and Building Engineers

1989 Born in Uji-shi, Kyoto
2012 BFA in Architecture - Osaka University of Arts
2019 Established YASUYUKI KITAMURA

Other prizes
K-DESIGN AWARD 2020 /KOR "Grand Prize" GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2020 /JPN "Winner" 35th World Architecture Community Awards/USA "Honorary Members Award" & "Members award" DFA Design for Asia Award 2020/HK "Silver Award" The 28th Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards/HK "Winner" The Architecture MasterPrizeā„¢ 2020 - ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARD/USA "Winner"