The House in Mayu by Horibe Associates Architect Firm features very few openings in order to achieve an added sense of privacy for the place.
The house is situated in Osaka, and is surrounded by quite a few paddy rice fields. Because of this lack of trees to provide natural privacy, the owners were adamant on having a house that allowed them to seek refuge without the worry of prying eyes. Horibe Associates Architect Firm listened closely to these guidelines, and came up with this design that features a limited number of windows. However, they have ensured that people living here still receive light from the outside, so have placed rooms in areas where the few openings in the house are located. Courtyards are also used to expand the space for individuals to relax.
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