HOUSE IN KAKINOKIZAKA
HOUSE IN KAKINOKIZAKA is a single-family residence, located in an exclusive housing district in Tokyo.
The design was conceived for responding to three major requirements: garages for six vehicles - four supercars and two for daily use, a generous dwelling space and the privacy secured by a reinforced concrete enclosure.
The courtyard was considered to play a key role as a medium of various glazed spaces for creating a visual extension within the limited milieu, so that, first of all, it was allocated at the centre of the site along the east-west direction. Whereas, a circulation passage was transfixed for bridging those split areas along the north-south axis between two garages. The courtyard, as a result, was divided into two; the larger offers a landscaped garden between the supercar gallery and living areas, while the smaller serves as a lightwell for both kitchen upstairs and bathroom on the ground floor.
The high ceiling space was realised by placing the master bedroom beneath a half storey below the ground level to comply with the local sun-shadow regulation restricting the building height. The façade was articulated both horizontally and vertically to reach a scale appropriate for the finely sized context.
- Meguro, Tokyo, JP
- Private residence
- 456 sqm
- Reinforced concrete
- LEAD ARCHITECT
- Satoshi Okada
- Jun Horiguchi, Lisa Tomiyama
- STRUCTURAL DESIGN:
- Hirokazu Toki, Hojo Structural Laboratory
- Sasazawa Construction Company
- PHOTO CREDITS:
- Satoshi Shigeta