Osaka-based studio Yoshihiro Yamamoto Architect Atelier has completed ‘Niu House’ in Ikoma, a city located in the north-west end of Nara prefecture, Japan in May 2012.
The residential section of the site is developed in the 1970s in Nara, Japan. There are homogeneous prefabricated houses in one side and ancient Japanese-styled houses with a rich nature.
The residence planned for young husband and wife is a two storey building in two colors. The living, the dining room, kitchen, and loft, was unified by a white volume and the closed space with specific functions, such as soundproof studio, a bathroom, a utility room, and a bedroom, was unified by a black volume.
By combining two volumes, the residence have a small courtyard, able to gain wind, light, and a view.