House with a garden

Novum Design Award

Architectural Design Category



Project Title

House with a garden

Project Function

Private Residence

Project Location


Project Tags


Office Name

Kiryu Construction Co., Ltd.

Team Members

Kazunori Kiryu

Office Link


Kazunori Kiryu

Project Description

The planned site is an old residential area in an urban area.
Many houses are crowded and lined up.
The surrounding houses are all built at the same time.
The exterior is made of similar industrial material.
This house wanted to change the uniform cityscape in cooperation with the old cityscape.
Furthermore, I wanted to make a house that feels nature even in a residential area in an urban area.
This house is a private house where four family members live.
For the outer wall, the wooden outer wall material was lightly colored in gray to harmonize with the cityscape.
The color that seems to have changed over time fits into the old townscape.
As for the composition of the house, I made two gardens.
On the first floor, we created a courtyard surrounded by a concrete wall.
On the second floor, we made a roof terrace and surrounded it with a wooden lattice and an outer wall.
All the rooms have been placed in these two gardens.
The garden creates a private space.
There is no need for blindfolds such as curtains.
The connection with the outside will be strengthened positively.
I thought that feeling nature in everyday life was an open house.

Project Link

Image Credits

Nobuyuki Takahashi

House with a garden


DESIGN SCORE:      /100

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