This residential project’s narrow plan is made to match the geometry of the site.
On the southern side of the site, with high traffic volume, the living room, dining room, and kitchen were planned. On the northern side, facing the residential district, the bedrooms were placed.
Privacy was secured through the triangular courtyard in the center of the structure, to simultaneously serve as a buffer for noise and to achieve spatial release.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen face the southern garden. The free space between these functional rooms and the inner courtyard are linked via sloped ceilings.
When the windows are opened on both the side of the garden and the courtyard, a nice breeze passes through.
The free space will typically function as a playroom for children, to spread out their toys and use their creativity.
By depressing the floor of the free space, the toys are contained within this playroom. If a guest suddenly arrives, the resident does not need to worry about tidying up the house.
In the bookshelf of the common family hallway, over 1000 books can be shelved, from anything as small as a comic book to a large encyclopedia. The bookshelf is also accessible for small children.
The design aims to adapt to the mother’s busy lifestyle, and the height of children’s desire to play—to reconcile these both in a single residence.
Photography: sasanokurasha/Yohei Sasakura
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.