Using the structural potential of steel, the Japanese architecture studio has created a singular single family house, in which a fan-shaped structure maximises the usage of space.
Japanese architecture studio EDH Endoh Design House has recently completed a single family house in Tokyo. Since the site featured larger dimensions that usual, the architects determined a fan-saped arragement for the standard I-beams, maximising the available space.
A central curved wall leads from the street into a car-parking space in the ground floor, alongside the house's entrance space. The first floor harbours the living room, featuring two striking floor-to-ceiling windows. Upstairs, the kitchen and dining area, while the third floor features a bedroom with a sunken floor that opens up to a terrace. A large staircase connects all levels of the house.
The basement harbours the main bedroom, service areas and the access to what will become a garden. The house also features an elevator connecting three of the house's levels.
"Normally standard building materials in Japan today only allow for flat walls," state the architects. "By using the modern material steel with traditional shapes and a different approach new possibilities open up, both practically and aeshthetically."
EDH Endoh Design House: Natural Stick II
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architects: EDH Endoh Design House (Masaki Endoh)
Program: single family house
Photography: Hiro Sakaguchi