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House T in Tokyo, Japan by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Article source: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

This is a residence and atelier for a couple in the center of Tokyo. The building area is small, because of its size and flag shape. It needed to design the house using effectively height direction, so we designed the house as a bookshelf. The floors like bookshelf plates are placed at the different level in the deformed box. And furniture is put on the each shelf-floor to create living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. In the big volume, floating life places expand with 360 degree view. Life places are connected each other in and out of shadow varying distance in tree dimension. This means life places are opened planar and cross-sectional, while they are divided. Concerning structural aspect, each shelf-floor is hooked up to the shelf-frame, which composed of columns and beams three-dimensionally. This structure system gives latitude for space composition. And the shelf frame works not only as the structural parts but also as the fixture supporting life places. On one place it is used as handrail or threshold, on the other place it is used as book-shelf or wardrobe. The way of using depends on the situation. Lightings hung from top of the box till the each floors to illuminate them such as a floating stage. The daily life itself is stored on a small residence like big furniture.

Image Courtesy © Tatsumi Terado

Image Courtesy ©  Tatsumi Terado

  • Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Project: House T
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tatsumi Terado, Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
  • Project Team: Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura
  • Structure engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Contractor: Sinei,Ltd
  • Structure: Wood Flame, 2story
  • Site area: 70.31 sqm
  • Built area: 37.33 sqm
  • Gross floor area: 75.62 sqm
  • Completion date: May 2012


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