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This is a two-family residence in a residential area of low houses on a plain in Tokyo, Japan. The problems to be solved here are 1) how to protect privacy and to supply natural light, 2) how to provide flexibility for varying lifestyle, and 3) how to command a fine view in such a crowded area. We proposed a "Concave Roof House". A series of Concave Roof Houses is a kind of attempt to make a courtyard form even in a small private house. It has much possibilities for designing a todays private house in a temperate region. The external walls of the house have a small number of small ventilation windows to protect privacy in a residential area in Tokyo. The top of the 10m x 10m pyramidal roof is concave to make a roof terrace. The finishing materials of both the roof and exterior walls are the same black galvanised steel plates. View more View full description
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