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Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

  • 01:00 - 6 March, 2009
Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects
Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    Tezuka Architects - Takaharu+Yui Tezuka, Masahiro Ikeda, Chie Nabeshima, Hiroshi Tomikawa
  • Architectural And Structural Desing

    Tezuka Architects + MASAHIRO IKEDA co., ltd
  • Structure

    Reinforced Concret + Steel
  • Lighting Design

    Masahide Kakudate (Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.)
  • Principal Use

  • Building Site

    Okayama, Japan
  • Construction

    Kajima Corporation, Hiroshima
  • Design Period

  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. A very delicate work by Tezuka Architects.

The house is located at the bottom of a hill. The floating roof allows the slope to continue through the internal space.

Number of stories: 1F

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Gpanderson · December 16, 2012

Unjpapanese? Most japanese houses have the toilet close to the front of the house. It originates from not so long ago when there was not sewer systems and the pit had to be cleaned out on a regular basis, so the toilet had to be immediatly adjacent to the street.
Looking at the plans it appears the walls are thick enough to be soundproof and modern j-toilets are pretty quiet.

John-David Carling · January 15, 2012

me gusta!

Raul Fregoso · September 26, 2010

Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

Djimon · March 29, 2009

Rubbish. Very Japanese in that it embodies their inability to scrap a bad idea once inertia takes over.

LargoJax · March 29, 2009

Exquisite perfection! I can smell the wood!

DINDSHIN · March 12, 2009


bob · March 07, 2009

It reminds me of some of the New Zealand "shed" bach designs, that open up completely to nature. eg Ken Crosson

daidaloos · March 07, 2009

I just don`t like the toilet in the middle of the house sticking out from the rest of the rooms. I keep on thinking that while i am playing my sonata someone will flush the toilet! Although it does makes a nice corner for the piano i think it is a bit clumsy in terms of hierarchy of function/form.It could have been intergrated differently...what do you guys think? Very un-japanese and unlike Tezuka to have clumsy plans! Nevertheless the house is an achievement!

sean v · March 07, 2009

They ripped this off from Chad Oppenheim

Artur Viveiros · March 06, 2009

They have a great portfolio of projects, wonderful simplicity!

odris · March 06, 2009

sencilla pero espectacular

Rocket Valentino · March 06, 2009

Magical, both with and without blinds. So precise, so Japanese!

Miguel Sá, Arqt · March 06, 2009

is certainly a very interesting approach to the concept of living forms

Contemporary Art · March 06, 2009

Really nice project. Simple, elegant and clear. And what a couch! I'm not sure how the shade-less bulbs will work, though, unless they're pretty dim (which they may be). But a full-watt bulb just hanging there would be hard to look at, right?

I really admire the simplicity. A fine way to live.

drome · March 06, 2009

I wonder how is live into?


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