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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 Akatsuka, Itabashi ward, Tokyo by atelier HAKO architects

October 25th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: atelier HAKO architects

The site is a narrow L shaped site that is located on Tokyo’s typical dwelling environment would be surrounded by the buildings around.

The client maked a request good balance of privacy and openness to us.

We created internal areas and terraces on skip floors, and linked these areas in a loop around the central void, while concealing from surrounding neighbors by the wall that is along site boundary.

House at Akatsuka, photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

  • Architects: atelier HAKO architects
  • Project: House at Akatsuka
  • Location: Itabashi ward, Tokyo
  • Photography: shinsuke kera/urban arts,  atelier HAKO architects
  • Architect: Yukinobu Nanashima + Tomomi sano
  • Structural engineer: Shin’itsu hiraoka, hiraoka structural engineers
  • Constructor: Sanyo-jutaku
  • Completion: may 2012
  • Primary usage: Private residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
  • Clients: couple with two children
  • Site area: 84.57 m2
  • Building area: 44.82 m2
  • Total floor space: 77.51 m2

Façade; a narrow L shaped site that is located on Tokyo’s typical dwelling environment would be surrounded by the buildings around. photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

View of study corner and living area from entrance; the continuity of human dimensions and fluidity of the space. photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

Kitchen and dining area; cozy spaces formed by the level differences. photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

Living area and terrace has a sense of light and openness from the inside, concealed from surrounding neighbors. photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

The terrace has two levels linked by stair, photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

Upper level sanitary area; areas and terrace are linked in a loop around the central void. photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

Walls surrounding the terrace offer privacy of the family. photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

Interior detail: desk and stair, floors are Integrated to overall architecture. photo © atelier HAKO architects

Bird’s-eye view of the terrace. photo © shinsuke kera/urban arts

Night view from back side of the site, there is a high level of privacy from surrounding neighbors. photo © atelier HAKO architects



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