House for a Photographer
Words: by Thisispaper
Photography: Yoshihiro Asada & Norihito Yamauchi
House for a Photographer is a home and studio designed by Japanese firm FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects. The home, located in Shiga, Japan, is situated on a country road surrounded by traditional Japanese structures.
The most resounding feature of this house is the corrugated steel that envelopes the entire façade of the upper story. The steel is both an aesthetic choice and a practical one: the opaque material maximises privacy on the street side of the home. Despite its modern qualities, the muted colours and overall form of the structure mesh well with the other buildings on the street. House for a Photographer is unique but not out of place.