Minimalist Japanese Residence Displaying a Polygonal Shape: Nomura 24

Minimalist Japanese Residence Displaying a Polygonal Shape: Nomura 24

We recently received photos and information about Nomura 24 House, designed by Antonino Cardillo and displaying original architecture and design features. The project is located in Hyōgo, overlooking Ōsaka bay, Japan and is structured on two levels. Here is more from the press release we were sent: “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, crystallizes in the shape a willingness for dialog 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 rationalized 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”.

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