House Shimouma / Kazuya Saito Architects

House Shimouma / Kazuya Saito Architects

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Setagaya, Japan

Text description provided by the architects. The site is a long and narrow lot, located in a dense residential area in Tokyo with its north side facing the residential area. The clients are a working mother and her son who has many things to store. The surrounding environment has different personalities, increasing in many aspects, so we decided to continue with this guide elements.

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They needed a secure parking and wanted a defined number of rooms so automatically the house became a three-storey building. We used wooden structure and dark brown wood for the exterior, as we were limited with a very tight budget.

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© Sadao Hotta

Rooms are situated on the first and third floor, the middle one was left as one big space, and we designed a terrace in the roof, as the narrow site didn't allowed us to have a courtyard on the ground floor.

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Address:Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

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Cite: "House Shimouma / Kazuya Saito Architects" 05 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/71184/house-shimouma-kazuya-saito-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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