Designer: Katsufumi Kubota + Kenji Nawa
Location: Nishinomiya, Japan
TA-House is a minimalist home located in Nishinomiya, Japan, designed by Katsufumi Kubota + Kenji Nawa. The site is situated on a hill set back from the main road. With the home facing Southward, the open living room overlooks a panorama of the city and the Seto Inland Sea off in the horizon.
The original design was conceived origamically using paper folds on a white sheet. The ground floor contains the living quarters, study, and garage, while the upper floors accomodate the living room, kitchen and dining area. A spiral staircase separates these two levels. I love the juxtaposition of stark white and concrete – especially how the home sits on a concrete foundation.
Photography by Shinkenchiku-sha