Anthony in discussion in kitchen with Hiroko
House for Hiroko | Anthony Knobel Architect | Photographer: The Local Project

House for Hiroko

Living Architecture

Episode 3: Communication as a form of architecture

House for Hiroko: A new residential build for a couple who wanted a Japanese inspired home in Canberra. Two of the non-negoticables included a tea pod, and bathing pod, both focal aspects of Japanese culture. A house largely composed of brick, a warmer internal palette and glass walls invites you to experience Hiroko’s Japanese heritage.

Project type: New build

Clients: Ken and Hiroko Yamanaka

Architect: Anthony Knobel Architect

acknowledgment to country

The ACT Chapter and the Institute recognises the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the traditional land owners of Canberra. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.

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