This property is located in a crowded residential district, with a parking lot on the west that is likely to be developed and a newspaper distribution center to the north that operates from early in the morning. Given those circumstances, we decided to design the house around a central courtyard and surround the property with walls, closing it off from the street.To avoid pressing in too much on the narrow alley to the east, we kept the height as low as possible and placed the courtyard’s autumn flowering cherry so it would be visible to people walking down the alley. The interior is minimalistic and breezy, even though we kept the number of doors low to ensure privacy.
Once created, architecture has significant influence on townscape,
surrounding people as well as the environment, regardless of its background.
It will remain on that ground for decades
whether it blends into the location or not, or if it’s treasured.
No just design or capabilities, but focus on various architectural essence.
Timeless longevity endeared for years, and guarding people’s lives…
this is the concept we pursue.