House in Koshien is a minimal residence located in Hyogo, Japan, designed by Fujiwaramuro Architects. The architects pictured the street as an extended approach to the house as they were developing due to the street having a lived-in vibe from the other residences. They intended to make a seamless transition from the street through a path on the property to inside halls. In the plan, the lot’s middle route connects to the road, which has structures on each side. The path is obscured by eaves, blending the lines between the interior and exterior. On the first floor are the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. On the second floor are the bedrooms. A passage that runs through the house provides glimpses of nearby homes and fosters a sense of community.

Photography by Katsuya Taira

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