Edge House by Noriyoshi Morimura A&A sits atop Megami Mtn. in Koyoen, in the Nishinomiya area of Hyogo. From this point the site commands a panoramic view from Kobe port all the way to the Osaka bay area. This one-box concept breaks away from traditional layout of allocated space.
The house was created in order to serve as a space in the midst of nature that offers refuge far away from city’s frenetic ryhtms. The result is an amazing design concept that utilizes the natural slope of the mountainside to create the appearance of a distinct two story home. From the exterior, concrete slabs “fold” onto themselves in the shape of an S. The interior however, reveals an open, connected space that follows the S-curve into a unique split-level design. The living room, dining room, bedroom, and kitchen are not confined or hampered by walls. Like nature rather, spaces flow seamlessly through the length of the building. This original design creates not only a beautiful exterior, but also an equally stunning interior, integrating simplicity and comfort.
Location : Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
Site Area : 637.26sq m
Building Area : 94.39sq m
Gross Floor Area : 149.52sq m
1F Area : 75.30sq m
2F Area : 74.22sq m
Building Scope : 2 Stories
Structure : R.C.
Architecture Designer : Noriyoshi Morimura
Design Team : Noriyoshi Morimura A&A