The Corner House in Kitashirakawa by UME architects
The Corner House in Kitashirakawa is a minimalist residence located in Kyoto, Japan, designed by UME architects. The site is located in Kitashirakawa, Kyoto adjacent to a stream, the Higashiyama mountains with its Daimonji of Gozan-no-Okuribi a summer event in Kyoto and has distant views to Hieizan mountains. The site overlooks open-spaces both across the street where the local university has a botanical garden, and adjoining area where a childrens playground is situated. Together the two open spaces turn the site into a corner block.