Architecture August, 1 2013

Ninkipen! Architects Design 4N Floating House in Ikoma City, Japan

Studio Ninkipen! create this home in Ikoma City for a family affected by the Fukushima disaster. Heavy on the wood and flooded with light thanks to numerous skylights, the house is supported at the back by raised earth and at the front by four pillars giving the appearance of a floating structure and creating a shaded play area for the children. Three floors including top attic space, second floor kitchen and living, eating and sleeping on the first, the architect comments “We hope that this family of four can have a house for their family in the wake of the 3.11 earthquake and live comfortably in their own way.”  Take a look inside in our gallery.