This house faces the park framing two splendid cherry blossom trees that exist on the main road of its north side.
The architect was inspired by these two cherry trees and based the design of the house on the arboreal way of living which is relating, resembling and living in trees.
The structure was lifted from the ground placing its main living spaces on the third level resembling the tree trunk and its foliage. The entrance begins with an external staircase around which rooms are wrapped around, transforming it to an internal spiral staircase that leads up to the third level. Through the main living spaces, especially the living room and the kitchen, the light and air is filtered just like a tree – through its leaves. A large window pays tribute framing the view of these iconic cherry trees accentuating their importance for the architecture of the house.
Architects: Junichi Sampei/A.L.X.
Structral engineers: Kume Structural Research & Development Office
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Structure: Reinforced steel
Maximum height: 9.980 m
Site area: 71.13 sq m
Built area: 46.32 sq m
Total floor area: 85.32 sq m
Completion date: april,2008
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