Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Image 1 of 16Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Stairs, HandrailMatsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Stairs, HandrailMatsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Image 14 of 16+ 16

Tokyo, Japan
Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Windows, Facade
© Masao Nishikawa

Text description provided by the architects. Being located in a very small space facing only the north, and in order to avoid directly facing the house on the opposite side, also trying to get as much light as possible into the tiny light-garden, the flat plan of this house is awkwardly shaped in a hexagon.

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Shelving, Facade, Beam, Closet
© Masao Nishikawa

It is also designed to create a multi-impression effect according to what angle the house is viewed from the street , combining the houses on both sides,by having a wavy byobu-screen-like surface.

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Stairs, Handrail
© Masao Nishikawa

The second and third floors are not flat and designed with difference in levels in order to maximize aerial space , but in order to minimize separation the floor and the counter are set on the same level.

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Windows, Handrail
© Masao Nishikawa

Also, the bookshelf, closet, sink, bath tub, on the first floor, which are all usually different elements are all connected with a string of minimum constituent parts in this house.

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Windows, Glass, Handrail
© Masao Nishikawa

Not letting each apparatus take a different form, neither assigning one shape for all elements , but making all the separate parts continuously link.

Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D. - Image 15 of 16

Since all devices with an assumed purpose, like the floor, a desk or shelf, offer a flat surface, by setting these flat surfaces along an outline we have been able to present an unexpectedly roomy scene.

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Cite: "Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D." 05 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/289161/matsubara-house-hiroyuki-ito-o-f-d> ISSN 0719-8884
© Masao Nishikawa

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