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Ninkipen! adds extension to their 4n house project in japan

back in 2013, japanese studio ninkipen! constructed a house on pilotis after the devastating tsunami and earthquake which struck that area of ikoma city, japan. since then, the family has comfortably lived in the two level home positioned on the irregular slope of the site.

to cater to the inhabitants changing lifestyle, the architecture has to follow suit. in this case, ninkipen! has approached the same residential project and has made use of the available space behind the propert by adding a shed-like structure serving as the showroom and gallery of the lighting brand new light pottery based in nara. this space is sited at the back of the existing gabled, white volume. the new showroom space sits inside the smaller black building that –from street level– looks sunken.