Architects: Studio NOA Architect & Associates
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 86 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio NOA
The project is situated on a very narrow plot, and bound by a small street and bamboo tree hill. Sitting into the hill, this single family house acts as both a retaining wall and dwelling place.
Out of respect for the trees that once stood there, cedar louvers and concrete embossed with wood grain suggest the textures and materials that sit in the forest behind the home.
When it gets dark, lights from interior illuminate its outside vertical latticework creating ambiguities around the context.