A long rectangular strip wraps around a courtyard. The train-like arrangement of the spaces along with the large glazed openings encourage a dialogue between the seemingly isolated spaces blurring the boundaries of interior / exterior. The interior is treated like a gallery with scattered small units placed in relatively large spaces by Japanese standards.
Lik house by satoru hirota architects in Tokyo, Japan. Photography courtesy of satoru hirota architects.
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‘The main hope of houses was built with a sense of the resort.
Residential area of Tokyo is a spacious site was relatively.
Given the balance of housing and the surrounding felt very inappropriate for a large volume.
Placed along the site boundary near three small one-story building.
Each volume is thought to be too excessive presence of the building.
To continuous internal and external boundaries are vague.
Tubular and monocoque with 150mm thick concrete wall thickness thin.
Room space is a continuous strip of about 3m wide but sometimes bent, it spans about General 50m.
Some of the long tunnel-like space with thin walls, the kitchen features a wine cellar and bathroom closets, are scattered as small units.’
Text by satoru hirota architects
ARCHITECT: satoru hirota architects / Satoru Hirota, Tokyo, Japan. LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan. DESCRIPTION: residential. STATUS: completed. AREA: 108.21 sqm. STRUCTURAL DESIGN: nieda+hisaeda architects / Taizen Nieda, Taizo Komatsu. CONTRACTOR: Eiger Co. Ltd, / Noriaki Fujii, Masakazu Sasaki, Koji Misaki. DATE: 2010. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.