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Vista / Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • 01:00 - 22 December, 2011
Vista / Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
Vista / Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nishidai Itabashi ward, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architecture

    Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Structure

    Timber structure
  • Construction

     Honma Construction
  • Total Floor Area

    111.78sqm /1F(42.02sqm),2F(47.41sqm),3F(22.35sqm)
  • Area

    111.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. The clients were a husband-and-wife couple. He works as the director of an advertising agency, while she works in the food business. The couple purchased a plot of land that faces the cliff of a plateau and commissioned us to build a wooden three-storey residence for themselves and their child.

© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

In order to make the most of the magnificent view overlooking the north side of the plot, we decided to activate the latent potential of the location by installing panoramic windows inside the house that would give the residents an unobstructed view of the scenic surroundings. The first floor was compactly outfitted with a small, Japanese style straw-matted bedroom, as well as a bathroom and dressing area with an attached terrace. Each of these spaces commanded a handsome view of the landscape outside.

© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

The second storey was configured as a single, open room with an attached roof balcony. Bookshelves were also installed on the structural walls, while a table at the edge of the dining area provides a comfortable space for reading, creating a library-like atmosphere. In addition, we made an effort to emphasize the impression of diving downwards that results from the height difference between the dining room and the living area. The child's room and a large outdoor living space are located on the third floor, which also offers the residents a full, untrammeled view of the beautiful landscape surrounding the house. Although the scenery visible from the terraces located on each floor is identical, the varied character of each space ensures that a different impression of this single landscape is created each time.

© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

In addition to a car-sized parking space, the entrance to the house also includes a built-in bike garage for the owner's beloved Ducati motorbike that offers ample room for maintenance and cleaning work to be carried out. Standing at the foot of the slope and looking up at this sleek, white mass that seems to float on top of the hill, the viewer is struck by this symbolic, monumental presence - an impression that contrasts sharply with the closed appearance presented by the front entrance. The spatial character of this house, which embodies elements that are both mundane and extraordinary, demonstrates the wealth of possibilities that can be realized in urban residential architecture.

© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
Cite: "Vista / Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates" 22 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/190909/vista-apollo-architects-associates/>
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JVB Architects · January 22, 2012
Thomas Delputte · January 21, 2012

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Vincent Dubay · January 21, 2012

An urban residential space that gives a different perspective of Tokyo with each window&#39s view.
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abitudinicreative · January 21, 2012

su tutto, adoro il dettaglio della scala http://t.co/iwrZGhzq #architecture #architettura #interior #design

Marcos Aquino · January 21, 2012

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Sucillna Li · January 05, 2012

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kro carrasco · December 28, 2011

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Lu Korte · December 26, 2011

Incredible use of space - Vista / APOLLO Architects & Associates http://t.co/Lro1Ftv3 via @archdaily

Pavel Kozdas Photo · December 23, 2011

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still GU · December 23, 2011

Japanese style!

abitudinicreative · December 23, 2011

minimal interiors http://t.co/iwrZGhzq #architecture #design

Badini · December 23, 2011

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Gergely Szabó · December 23, 2011

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PARASTOO KARAMI · December 23, 2011

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Roman Timashev · December 23, 2011

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archie4oz · December 23, 2011

Wooo, me likes this one a lot!
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Juan Carlos Cornejo · December 23, 2011

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santi alaysius · December 23, 2011

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Andrès Muñoz Vallejo · December 22, 2011

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Adam · December 22, 2011

How old is their child? Seems like it could be a dangerous place for a youngster.

Abdullah · December 22, 2011

nice implementation with Site Area of 54.86sqm

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