Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation

Courtesy of + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS

Architects:  Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS
Location: Setagaya,
Construction: Architecture\ Tokyo Gumi
Gross Floor Area: 148.24 sqm
Completion: October 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS

Courtesy of Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS

House Taishido is an urban dwelling located in the densely populated Taishido district, west of Tokyo. It was designed for a young family, which included a pet cat. The inside of the garage has been painted bright pink, offsetting the grey stucco façade, the subdued colour of which was compulsory in the area. The house’s asymmetrical roofline maximizes its playfulness and its volume. The architect has created within a complex interior space consisting of rooms of varying sizes, which are stack on top of each other over three floors. Small openings and steps have been created for the family cat to freely move between the rooms, leaving the ample staircase, which doubles up as a library, as a place of quietude for the rest of the family members.

Cite: "Taishido House / Akira Koyama + Key Operation" 29 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=195610>
  • Louise

    This is amazing. May I ask what render software is used?

  • Mário Marques

    A breath of fresh air! The interior is full of personality.

  • Tsukiyo

    The usual flat floor plan is really boring, the technique used here makes it really lively and interesting, it shows how it should feel which most floor plans cannot achieve.

  • Omer

    the corridor (Nr.11) is perfect, and as cute as the studyroom..