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House in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 February, 2012
House in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi Architects
House in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Collaborators

    Akira Suzuki / ASA (Structural Engineer) , Takasou Takahashi / SESSE-Design (Façade Consultant)
  • Structure

    Steel frame
  • Site Area

    40 m2
  • Total Floor Area

    99.80 m2
  • Area

    32.17 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. This is a small house standing on a small site located in the city center. Most of the newly built houses in the area are being converted to three stories buildings. Planning a four-story building with the same volume of three-story buildings allows for a different perspective, enabling this house to have an open interior space. 

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

As a consequence, this building has an annular opening, which appears as an abstract and continuous ribbon of light in the interior space. This ribbon erases the edge of the interior space, and makes the outline of the space obscure, giving the space a stretch from the inside to outside. 

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The furniture is arranged on the facade side in an unusual way, and treated as an extension of the building, providing the space with suitable scale effective usability.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
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© Takumi Ota

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