Japanese architecture and industrial design studio Koizumi Sekkei completed a single family house featuring a basketball court placed at its centre.
The residence is located in Shizouka Prefecture in Japan. The main intention in this project was to create a relation between the living spaces and the court. The entrance of the gabled two-storey house leads through basketball hall, which serves as an entrance hall.
The living areas are organized on its two sides. The first floor features kitchen, dining room and the bathroom, while the second floor hosts three bedrooms. The wooden basketball court measures one quarter of the size of a regular one, but has a standard three-metre-high hoop and a six-metre high ceiling. "The house is designed with a unique scale, which makes it hard to define whether the interior space is grand or narrow," said the team of Koizumi Sekkei.
Although the use of the court seems to be determined, it was smartly designed to be multi-purpose and has an ability of becoming a library, and even more possibilities the client will come up with over the time.