Industrial and residential aesthetics could not be further apart from one another, occupying completely opposite ends of the design spectrum, and yet House in Nobeoka manages to combine them effortlessly. Schemata Architects' design for the home allows it to be cozy and homey on the interior while still blending with the largely industrial buildings that surround it.
House in Nobeoka's location is precisely the inspiration behind its design. Since it sits in a largely industrial neighborhood, it would have looked ostentatious or inappropriate for it to be designed according to residential principles alone. As such, the architects found ways to combine the style of the industrial buildings throughout the area while making it a comfortable place for people to live.