Architects: K+S Architects / Nobuya Kashima + Aya Sato
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Structure Engineer: SHI (Takumi Shinbo)
Site Area: 181.88 sqm
Built Area: 90.93 sqm
Total Floor Area: 159.42 sqm
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda
It is a duplex house with the Court.
A tree planted in the Court keep a moderate distance between the child and parent households.
I specially designed and put a big window such as the Art Museum.
in the front and showed a happy expression positively to the town by displaying various things, since the house stands a little away from the road due to the flagpole like land shape. When facing to the Court, inside and outside the house are united by opening a sliding door that also creates a widely open space.
While ensuring privacy of two households, it is considered that they are able to feel their presence each other in the house.