House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects - Aesthetic Post

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

House for a Photographer by FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects

Designed by Kusatsu-based FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects, House for a Photographer is a live/work space that joins a photographer’s studio with residence.

Situated on a road that runs through the countryside of the Shiga prefecture in Japan, the construction is placed directly opposite the village shrine. At front-facing street view, there are no windows, but a minimal exterior of mortar and galvanized steel sheeting, which reflects dull light.

Inside, the house is filled with plays on light and shadow. A courtyard brings a surplus of natural light and connects the spaces, allowing for an indoor/outdoor mood that connects the house with nature. Wood finishing warms the more private areas, and instead of segmenting the space to rooms with specific function, it was designed to be dynamic and accommodate how the resident lives, rather than follow the traditional tenets of residential structure. A place to not only make work, but display, the home features a full gallery, and the light-filled convertible living area also functions as a photo studio.

More at: FORM / Kouichi Kimora Architects
Photos: Yoshihiro Asada, Norihito Yamauchi

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