Takanobu Kishimoto's Platform House is Built Around an Old Train Car

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 16, 2015
References: cd-aa & spoon-tamago
Takanobu Kishimoto's Platform House incorporates modern details with a found artifact, a vintage train car. When searching for the project's Takasago City site, the architect discovered that his proposed location came complete with an old railway car, something that ended up inspiring his design rather than taking away from it.

The vintage railway car was purchased by Kishimoto and became the focal point of his finished Platform House. Mixing heritage and history with contemporary design details, this Japanese residence is reminiscent of a retro railway platform.

The home's modern facade links to the old train car and envelops a warm and wood-accented interior. The spacious home features an open plan and transforms its connected train car into a whimsical kids' room.