House in Takatsuki

This property is located in a crowded residential district, with a parking lot on the west that is likely to be developed and a newspaper distribution center to the north that operates from early in the morning.
Given those circumstances, Naoko Horibe decided to design the house around a central courtyard and surround the property with walls, closing it off from the street.


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