Articles tagged FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

House for a photographer by FORM/Kouichi Kimura. Photo Norihito Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Asada

There’s more than meets the eye in FORM’s new house

SHIGA – In his hometown and apparently his architectural playground, Kouichi Kimura designed a residence for a photographer.

Metal-clad boxes make up the exterior of the house shaped around an outdoor courtyard.

Courtyard House by FORM/Kouichi Kimura

SHIGA – Set amidst a traditional Japanese landscape of farmlands and a Torii Gate, Kouichi Kimura's minimalist house is shaped around an outdoor courtyard.

Monolithic blocks collectively form the unadorned façade which frames the open-air passage leading to the courtyard, revealing depth to the house.

Framing House by FORM/Kouichi Kimura

SHIGA – The unadorned yet striking house by Kouichi Kimura has an emphasis on each element of the residence.


Scape House sits on a hillside site in Shiga Prefecture overlooking Lake Biwa.

Scape House by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

BIWA-KO – When Japanese architect Kouichi Kimura was interviewed for his feature in Mark #47, he made a crystallizing statement: ‘I make architecture for my clients, not for myself.’

The interior looks deceivingly simple, but relies on a harmonious interplay of a large number of architectural devices

Tuneful House by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

SHIGA – When it comes to designing and realising extraordinary dwellings at ordinary costs, Kouichi Kimura is one of your best bets.

Exterior characteristics give you a hint of the variation to be found in the interior spaces, in the case of this house in Shiga, Japan.

House of Silence by FORM/ Kouichi Kimura Architects

SHIGA – House of Silence was designed by Japanese architect Kouichi Kimura to stand out from the environment of its location in Shiga, Japan.