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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 at Komazawa, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo by atelier HAKO architects

 
November 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: atelier HAKO architects

The site is located on a town in which single-family houses and apartments mixed, and is hard to forecast the state of environment in the future.

Shape of the house is determined according to the height limit of the Building Standards Law.

Internal areas for two generations that have the different ceiling heights are stacked vertically, while sharing the entrance and bath area.

Shape of the house is determined according to the height limit of the Building Standards Law, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

  • Architects: atelier HAKO architects
  • Project: House at Komazawa
  • Location: Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
  • Photography: Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts
  • Architect: Yukinobu nanashima + Tomomi sano
  • Structural Engineer: Shin’itsu Hiraoka, Hiraoka
  • Constructor: Hirano kensetsu co.,ltd
  • Primary usage: Private residence for two generations
  • Structure: steel construction, basement floor and three stories above ground
  • Clients: couple and a child and their parents
  • Site area: 58.35 m2
  • Building area: 31.92 m2
  • Total floor space: 129.10 m2

Façade, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

In order to be able to live comfortably without being affected by the changes in the future in the surrounding environment, main openings are set up around stairs as buffer zone between exterior and living area.

In addition, on the upper floor living area, horizontal panorama windows offer equal brightness throughout the room over the future in spite of the size that is made consideration of privacy, and offer interesting fragmented view of the surrounding environment.

Basement floor living area and light courtyard, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

The see-through stair which are located above the light courtyard, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Ground floor bedroom, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Ground floor bath area, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Upper floor living dining kitchen area; horizontal panorama windows offer equal brightness throughout the room over the future in spite of the size that is made consideration of privacy, and offer interesting fragmented view of the surrounding environment, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Stair and horizontal panorama ribbon window, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Stair detail, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Main openings are set up around stairs that is as buffer zone between exterior and living area, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

Top floor bed room area, Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

A-A section, Image Courtesy © atelier HAKO architects

Basement floor plan, Image Courtesy © atelier HAKO architects

Top floor plan, Image Courtesy © atelier HAKO architects

Roof terrace plan, Image Courtesy © atelier HAKO architects

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