Located in Japan with 43.6 m2 of the total building area, House in Shimogamo is a small house designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. This house sits in a residential area near Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto City. It has an “alley garden” that leads one from the gate to the entrance of the house.
Completed in 2017 by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio, House in Hishinumakaigan is a small house for two couples in Chigasaki City. A three-story cross-sectional structure including a semi-basement floor is used to secure an open space from the surrounding houses and garden space.
Located in a townhouse in the back alley in the center of Kyoto, House in Gosho-nishi is a renovated house that was used as a workshop for weavers. It is a renovation project by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio where one can feel the building’s age and the history of the townhouse.
Renovated by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio, House in Sennyuji-michi is a renovation project of a gallery and a house from a townhouse. This townhouse faces Sennyujimichi in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. For this renovation, the architect uses ceramics for various details and decorative looks.
This project is an attempt of “machiya” in modern Kyoto by disassembling and reconstructing the design of a traditional machiya for modern life. The materials and space formats for House in Demachi are separated then they are put together by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio in a new combination.
Located in Tsushima City, Aichi Prefecture, Pentagonal House is designed in a wood structure by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. This project sits on a limited site so building a house with a normal rectangular floor plan will create a lot of wasted open space around it. Therefore, this private house is designed as a deformed pentagonal flat surface to secure the room areas.
It is a renovation project of a 100-yeard old house by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. House in Honen-in is located in Higashiyama, Kyoto, and it sits on the hillside that connects Mt. Okayama to Kyoto City via the Philosophy Road. Respecting the “time passed by the building” of this house, the scratches are carefully repaired and old pillars are also painted without concealing them.