This two-story wooden house planned in a quiet residential area in Tokyo was designed with a focus on simple living. The client envisioned a life without so much excess as a television.
Although structurally a two-story wooden structure, the interior space is a complex spatial composition of five split-level floors. Each floor is approached directly off of the wide, multi-story atrium above the entrance hall.
Privacy and lighting, often a challenge in urban housing, here are solved with indirect lighting and skylights. Indirect lighting was used extensively in the lighting plan. The subdued monotone interior tones express gradations that are produced by sunlight entering the spaces resulting in a distinguished and refined ambience.
English translation by Norie Lynn Fukuda (DMA)
photo : Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA