Tokyo, Japan

Photo Credit: Hiroyuki Hirai


Situated in a quiet residential area of Tokyo, the site is portioned from a triangular plot surrounded by two roads and a river. The spatial composition is based on the same concept seen in Three Walls House, but modified a little here. The walls are self-standing, including an L-shaped wall which defines the interior space, a circular core which houses the kitchen and bathroom functions, and a triangular glass-block enclosure at one corner of the site. A square-shaped core housing a fireplace and the circular core support the horizontal roof. On the second floor is an open living room with a high ceiling-as requested by the client. This attangement provides the living room with a level of privacy and a clear view across the river.