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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House in Shimokitazawa, Japan by LEVEL Architects

 
July 24th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LEVEL Architects

There is in quiet area through noisy surroundings-shimokitazawa. The client is creative director of advertising. He always considers about design, therefore we were required of audacious design with finespun.

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

  • Architects: LEVEL Architects
  • Project: House in Shimokitazawa
  • Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Site area: 147.48m2
  • Total floor area: 146.52m2
  • Structure: RC + wood
  • Floor number: 1 story + 1 story in underground
  • Completion: 2010
  • Photography: Ryosuke Takahashi & LEVEL Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Image Courtesy Ryosuke Takahashi

This house with single-story with half basement is lower than neighborhood. Its volume was decided because of securing 3-meters ceiling height and the client’s desire is what the client does not like to form by law control.

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

Through entrance, courtyard appear. This place is buffer space covered with glass eave and full hight glass window. Its lightness window has the insect screen. But it is not clearness. We had to consider about the insect screen on comfortable livehood. As a result, we designed special insect screen which has extension function like a large bed net. Doing so disappeared existence of insect screen and increased togetherness of inside space and outside space.

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Living room has BRISE SOLEIL at west side. It keeps the room inside in lightness. And it shade strong light from sun. Stair space, for basement floor, is filled in lightness softly by BRISE SOLEIL.  In basement floor, there are bedroom and bathroom around courtyard. We removed beds from each bedrooms, and integrated all beds in a bedroom. Its bedroom has no beds. So its bedroom is bed to sleep by whole family.

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Spaces for sleeping were removed from each bedroom, its space get freedom as individual room more. This bedroom, it should be shin up from other place and lay on, is bed with 9.9m2 and it is a comfortable room.  It became a residence with rich and value spaces that have ingenious contrivances on each story. You will be not able to imagine them from its simple exterior..

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

Image Courtesy Ryosuke Takahashi

Image Courtesy Ryosuke Takahashi

Image Courtesy Ryosuke Takahashi

Image Courtesy Ryosuke Takahashi

Image Courtesy Ryosuke Takahashi

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

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One Response to “House in Shimokitazawa, Japan by LEVEL Architects”

  1. Brian Hierlihy says:

    Pretty grim little piece of work. Disrespectful of the streetscape and probably not suited to a family or the elderly. designed to look good when vacant or showing off some manufacturers’ building products.

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