Gandare house is located in the city of Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan. The struggle for the huge building density is still present in Japan. But for Ninkipen architects, far from being an obstacle, they become small spaces into sources of ingenuity and creativity. The measures disappear, there is a walk into the natural light and environments blur its limits.
Gandare house, natural light in the Japanese architecture
Gandare house is organized in a narrow space between party walls. Surrounded by traditional architecture, the house is an explosion of colours, originality and joy. From the outside it appears a slim and dressed in white body with a skinny curve that invites us to enter. Designers drop that strange feeling of catching the facade with hands and fold it folds like an elegant parchment.
Divided into three floors, Gandare house uses it double-height space to extend the ambiences, to let the natural light get in and to realise an inner visual communication. Wood, white, windows, minimal furniture, metal, charm and delicacy are the elements chosen by Yasuo Imazu to design.
This house is cheerful, warm, friendly, funny and full of hope, ingenuity and imagination to solve small spaces with exemplary architectural wealth. Gandare house is a journey through creating fun environments to make our day to day a different trip.
Photography by Hiroki Kawata