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Long Window House / Another APARTMENT

  • 01:00 - 6 December, 2013
Long Window House / Another APARTMENT
Long Window House / Another APARTMENT , © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura + 14

A house for a family of three located in a residential area of Tokyo.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

The client requested that they needed no windows that must be kept closed in order to secure privacy but desired those that open only to a modest range to realize unconstrained comfortable space.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

Therefore, the selection of openings became a big theme for this 58m2-sized site surrounded by residential houses. Consequently, we adopted a plan to make maximum use of openings on the south face and the roof for natural illumination, ventilation, and views and constructed a structure without openings on the north, east, or west faces that are surrounded by a frontal road and adjacent houses.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

Along with this decision, we placed the house on the north side of the site in a shape stretching east to west.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

The second floor consists of one room stretching east to west with a full of openings on the south face. The room can be divided freely with a sliding door that is retreatable into the wall.

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