HO-HOUSE

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential
  • Company/Firm
    Kubota Architect Atelier
  • Lead Designer
    Katsufumi Kubota
  • Const. Company
    Befirst
  • Location
    Takarazuka,Hyogo,Japan
  • Project Date
    2020

The site is located in Takarazuka City, which is in the southeastern part of Hyogo Prefecture.This house is located near the Takarazuka Grand Theatre,the home of the Takarazuka Revue which is very much loved by the local community,in a residential complex about 50 meters closer to the sky.
The site is completely surrounded by various houses.However,the sky’s vastness and closeness were overwhelming,and the clear blue sky shook my heart.Tasked with assessing the relationship between nature and the mind and engaging the sky,I am to create an architecture in this place.
The space,created by folding white,thin slabs that have lost their mass and texture,shifts the axis of sensory interpretation from figurative to abstract and deepens our understanding of formless events.
The building,and the abstract phenomena that result from its relationship with nature, make us aware that the basis of both is the same and shorten the distance between the two at once,merging them into one.The mind’s boundlessness is a transcription of the endless,magnificent universe,and nature and the universe’s eternal quality brings freedom to our mind.