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Cube Court House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

  • 01:00 - 2 February, 2012
Cube Court House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube Court House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Program

    Residence
  • Structural System

    Reinforced concrete, steel frame
  • Site Area

    177.72 sqm
  • Building Area

    88.75 sqm
  • Total Floor Space

    154.60 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. Within a calm residential area in Tokyo, this house has the two contrasting faces: an intimate, introverted, closed house with courtyard and an outward looking, open glasshouse above.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

A tall wall of frosted glass on the principal façade brings sunlight into the entrance hall, through which the LDK room is accessed.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

The large courtyard is bounded on the North by the LDK and on the opposite side the children’s room and master bedroom. The small courtyard is placed for the bathroom and the toilets, interrupting the eyes. Totally closed toward the neighborhood, the cubic courtyard connects these modestly sized rooms indirectly, creating a sense of togetherness, while providing a comfortable, spacious living environment; well ventilated, filled with sunlight and connected to the changing seasons.

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Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

In contrast, the 3rd floor glazed penthouse and a roof top terrace are perfectly opened towards the city.

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Sumaira Khalid · February 04, 2012

I love buildings of this proportion. May be I should go work in Japan for sometime. Simplicity, functionality and elegance combined :)

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Scott Sowers · February 03, 2012

Very striking building, also very white. Not much furniture, which is okay. I guess we're not seeing the private area here...

Paul O' Brien · February 02, 2012

This is a nice scheme. I enjoy the courtyard immensely. Two criticisms: 1.It sould be nice to see a photograph of the entrance hall, the opaque glazed wall must be quite a sight. 2. Whats the story with the drawings???

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