Kōka is a region where Kōga-ryū, a school of ninjutsu, originated in 16th century. I wonder if the architect was thinking about ninjas when he started the design of this house.

 

 

 

 

 

via Takayama-architects (Photo © Kazushi Hirano)
 
Who: Yoshihisa Takayama
What: Single family residence
Where: Kōka City, Shiga Prefecture
When: June 2008
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 2,029 square feet (188.53㎡)
Construction Area: 682 square feet (63.35㎡)
Total Floor Area: 1,125 square feet (104.49㎡)