LocationNerima, Tokyo, Japan
CollaboratorsMid (Structure), Coordinator (A-Project)
Site Area52.08 sqm
Foot print28.24 sqm
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From the architect. This is a small family house standing next to the railway yard. We chose a rough brown plaster for exterior finish. which refer to the rail rust color. The recessed facade was determined by view effects from surroundings. When you walk around the site, this building will give you several differential perspectives. The size of the windows was determined carefully and sound proof glass has been installed. We simply made each room at each floor for maximize the interior space.
We located the stair case at recessed facade on west side. The folded stair is the most characteristic space in this building. This folded stair helps to connect each space with sequential experience.
In order to connect each space we chose two rules.
1. we made each window in different direction.
This will reflects the surronding light condition into the space. We tried to avoid all rooms are facing to the same direction.
2. we applied colors on walls. Each direction has different light spectrum.
Concretely saying, north and east light has more weight on blue color and west and south light has more red in spectrum. We used this rule for determining each color. We applied light-green on 1st floor wall and sky blue on 2nd floor wall. Both are facing on the north and the east. We also applied red and dark orange on 2nd floor and 3rd floor, facing on the south and the west. Especially, in 2nd floor when red and sky blue conflict directly in sight, this will give a special experience. In order to adjust the recession of blue color we slightly applied gray color on neighbor's wall. Hardly see but it is effective.