In Kobe, a House at a Crossroads

21.10.2018

architect: Yasuda Atelier, photo: Mamoru Ishiguro

Located at a crossroads, this house in Kobe, the brainchild of Yasuda Koichi Laboratory and Yasuda Atelier, looks very much like the hull of a boat, but one that would break in half to follow two different routes.

Indeed, the design was conceived to follow the fork in the road. Built on a sloping road, the building is impressive in terms of both height and shape. But appearances are deceiving, because the inside spaces are large and open to the outside.

At the front of the house, because space is limited, there is a spiral staircase to access the other floors. Towards the back of the house, the space increases and opens up. At night, reflections make the white colour look more of a metallic grey,  making the residents feel as if it could be about to set sail.

architect: Yasuda Atelier, photo: Mamoru Ishiguro

architect: Yasuda Atelier, photo: Mamoru Ishiguro

architect: Yasuda Atelier, photo: Mamoru Ishiguro