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Koshino HouseEdit

Koshino House
Completed: 1984

Where: Ashiya, Kobe, Japan

Locate in a hilly, suburban area, the Koshino House was built for the designer, Koshin, and effortlessly blends international modernism with tradition and landscape.

The house is composed of a crescent-shaped study and two parallel, rectangular bodies, which are joined by an underground passage. The combination of the latter three elements define the central courtyard.

The shorter wing features taller ceilings and serves as the living room and the longer wing houses a number of bedrooms. The crescent-shaped study was added later in the building process and is a stark contrast with the clean, straight lines of the rest of the house.

32° 44.957' N 97° 21.784' W