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Black House Kobe-city, Japan

Kobe-city Architecture: Contemporary Japanese Residence design by Tadashi Suga Architect

5 Feb 2009

Black House Kobe-city

Design: Tadashi Suga Architects

Black House in Kobe-city

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The house rests on a hill that commands a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea. Prior to the renovation a forest windbreak had obstructed the view of the sea from the house. Tadashi Suga Architects capitalized on the renovation oceanic view into the design. The house adopts a hybrid structure; reinforced concrete for the first floor and wood for the second floor.

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The first floor is a closed space that accommodates the bedrooms, etc., and serves as the house’s “armor” against strong from the sea. In contrast, the second floor comprises an expansive living space that opens to the sea. The roof truss that supports the gigantic roof extends dynamically toward the sea. To louvers, which are intentionally placed in low positions, moderately screen the sunlight thereby enhancing the colors and expressions of the sea.

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Black House Kobe-city – Building Information

Title: Black House
Architect / Designer: Tadashi Suga
Location: Kobe-city, Hyogo
Site area : 1031.37sqm
Total floor area : 410.55sqm
Structure: Hybrid construction / Wood and RC
Complete: 2002

Photos: Yoshiharu Matsumura

Kobe-city house images / information from Tadashi Suga 060209

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Location: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, East Asia

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