Hachiouji House / Krew Architects

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects - Stairs, Lighting, Windows, HandrailHachiouji House / Krew Architects - Table, BeamHachiouji House / Krew Architects - WindowsHachiouji House / Krew Architects - Windows, Stairs, HandrailHachiouji House / Krew Architects - More Images+ 9

Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Krew Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
Hachiouji House / Krew Architects - Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in a suburb of Tokyo, and its size is typical for the area: the site area is 130 m2 and the total area is 100 m2.

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects - Beam
Courtesy of Krew Architects

Housing in Tokyo presents a number of challenges. It is our belief that these can best be met by creating a charming space in a very simple form of architecture. Simplicity of style also has the added advantage that it keeps building costs down.

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects - Fence, Handrail
Courtesy of Krew Architects

However, the trend seems to have become overly minimalistic and so, to counter this, we have inserted a soft-image wood plate to the square image architecture. The wood plate creates a link between the 1st and 2nd floors, which facilitates natural ventilation, and allows for sunlight to filter down from the top to the bottom floor.

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects - Windows
Courtesy of Krew Architects

The design incorporates a number of goals. It is our belief that public spaces within a house should be connected; moreover, we have paid great attention to ensure that the house is energy efficient; finally, we have sought to make use of natural ventilation throughout the house.

The positioning of the property means that it benefits from a great deal of natural sunlight and privacy is ensured by high side windows.

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Cite: "Hachiouji House / Krew Architects" 02 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/353342/hachiouji-house-krew-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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