LocationMatsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Architect in ChargeTsuyoshi Shindo
ConstructionArchitect Eishin Co., Ltd
Text description provided by the architects. The projects is a 4-layer dowelling unit which is connected by a spiral staircase of 9m.
In the town that has developed around the Matsuyama Castle, the project settles in this historical town. We designed this collective housing which has an impressive façade made of a glass wall.
This 4-layer building, which has glass walls in south and north direction, looks like a RC building but is made of wood.
When you open the entrance door you can see the spiral steps from entrance to top floor.
The building program is divided in dining area for 1st floor, a tiled bathroom with inner terrace for 2nd floor and a living room for 3rd floor. Loft space is provided between the first and second floor.
Solid pine flooring looks very sharp with white space and it makes the space dynamic but also creates calm atmosphere simultaneously.