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Stay Residence / Studio Loop

  • 01:00 - 12 October, 2011
Stay Residence / Studio Loop
Stay Residence / Studio Loop, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Studio Loop © Studio Loop +26

From the architect. The 3 story house is located on a typical dense residential area in Tokyo and designed for a family with a newborn baby. The 4.5m(15ft.) wide and 13.5m(45ft.) long narrow site was provided and sandwiched between 3-story houses. The family requested following programs; a parking space, a powder room close to a master bedroom, two study rooms for a couple, a living room sharing a Japanese room for a housework, a pantry space for kitchen, a roof terrace, and lots of daylights and winds through space.

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Heavyweight structure, more bearing walls, at ground level and lightweight structure, less walls, at upper level. This simple concept of structural method determined the relationships between spaces. This simple concept of structural method determined the relationships between spaces and programs. Less walls at upper floor bring more light at daytime and is also a primary source of air ventilation.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Spaces are vertically interconnected and overlapped, and create crevices in the walls and floors. The crevice to all directions generates a space both monolithic and transparent.

© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

Wood column spiral staircase, designed to connect a room at north-side and south-side, allows the family to act in different activities such as circulating the skipped floors and as a lightwell of the house.

© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

The low budget limited to choose materials for the house. Box shaped exterior is mainly wrapped by white stucco wall and only entrance has an orange painted wall for catching eyes of pedestrians. For interiors, walls with insulation are sealed by mass-produced white wallpaper. As a family grows up with this house, they will put colors on this white canvas.

© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura
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27 Comments

Markus · October 28, 2011

anyone knows if the blueprints are correct, that they only have 2,10m height maximum and 1,4m height in the room that leads to the roof?

Tried to get in contact with StudioLOOP but i don't speak japan, nor did i find a mailadress....
:(

tak · November 07, 2011 09:41 PM

I think the blueprints are correct.
In Japan, there are some architectural laws for wooden structure.

The max floor story is 3.
The max height of the building is 10m tall.

However, the loft space that should have less than 1.4m height, doesn't count as a floor.

And 2.1m is the minimum height for activity rooms that allows by Japanese Architectural laws.

Especially in Tokyo, it is usual Japanese Architects make 2.1m height room when they design minimal wooden 3story house.
And also they often make 1.4m loft space to create more storage space for the family.

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Boris · October 13, 2011

Twenty two photos on one tiny empty house! That is what happens when architecture takes qualities of art.
But where are they going to store diapers?
;-)
It would be interesting to read owners' comments 365 days after moving in.

ASphere · October 16, 2011 07:48 AM

totally agree
it may change our POV to look at our architecture society

nitish Ch · October 13, 2011

Love this house! look simple and awesome

Ji?í Jánský · October 13, 2011

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up_today_arch · October 13, 2011

what a wonderful space inside this house!

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archie4oz · October 13, 2011

Simple and fits in a narrow space…
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Cameron Palm · October 13, 2011

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Morteza Davari · October 13, 2011

It's so beautiful,minimal and cozy and i enjoy that!

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