In Kishiwada in Southern Osaka, this serene abode directs views toward rice fields and the woods beyond.
Immersed in nature, the 911-square-foot House in Mita by Takatsuki–based Horibe Associates looks out to a lush, wooded area and fields of rice, blocking it from the road and offering a sense of serenity and privacy. Its U shape and garden-facing rooms embody indoor/outdoor living, giving the owners a stunning backdrop a living experience that changes with the seasons.
In spring, the reflection of the variety of trees appear in the water-filled rice fields; in summer, a cool breeze blows over rice plants, flowing into the living areas; and in fall, the rural landscape turns to gold in a gilded view that can be taken in from the living, dining, and kitchen areas.
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