The site is located in a highly populated residential area in eastern Tokyo. The facade of the house for single residents is entirely covered with wooden louvers. In order to ensure a piloti style garage to park a large-sized car in the long and narrow lot, an RC thin rigid frame was employed.
The front and back spaces are loosely connected by the see-through stairs that are located at the center. The upper floor has a stereoscopic composition via a split level with an open ceiling. Sunlight showers down from the penthouse and fills the enclosed small area, and casts deep shadows in the brutal space.
Taito ward, Tokyo
Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
Collaborators:: Zenei Shimada, Kenta Masaki
Completion: March 2013
Site Area: 44.57 sqm
Building Area: 34.18 sqm
Total Floor Area: 101.44m2 (29.09 sqm/1F, 34.18 sqm/2F, 34.18 sqm/3F, 3.99 sqm/PHF)
Principal Use: Private Housing
Structure: Reinforced Concrete
Photography: Masao Nishikawa