The Noh House Integrates Performance Space With Living Areas

By: Christopher DeLuca - Published: May 10, 2011 • References: kt-aa and archdaily
The Noh house is located in a residential neighbourhood in Japan and is designed by Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates. It magnificently combines functional living space with performance space. The mandate for the Noh house and the architects involved was that there be a rehearsal space to practice; the architects wanted to incorporate the spirit of the Japanese dramatic form into the design of the home.

The Noh house is a simple structure with an asymmetrical arrangement of windows. The interior bears a resemblance to the exterior in its austere simplicity and emphasis on functionality. While being minimal and functional, the Noh house is elegant piece of architectural work.

By fluidly integrating the performance in the design of the home, Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates pushes the boundaries of what a house can be.