Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi

Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi

Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - Windows, FacadeLong Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - Windows, HandrailLong Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - HandrailLong Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - Chair, Handrail+ 14

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

Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - Windows, Facade
© 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.

Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - Windows, Handrail
© 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.

Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - Handrail
© Koichi Torimura

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

Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi - Chair, Handrail
© 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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Cite: "Long Window House / Another APARTMENT / Tsuyoshi Kobayashi" 06 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/455004/long-window-house-another-apartment> ISSN 0719-8884

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