SATOSHI OKADA
ARCHITECTS

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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.

LOCATION
Meguro, Tokyo, JP
PROGRAM
Private residence
YEAR
2008
SIZE
456 sqm
STRUCTURE
Reinforced concrete
LEAD ARCHITECT
Satoshi Okada
TEAM
Jun Horiguchi, Lisa Tomiyama
COLLABORATORS
STRUCTURAL DESIGN:
Hirokazu Toki, Hojo Structural Laboratory
CONTRACTOR:
Sasazawa Construction Company
PHOTO CREDITS:
Satoshi Shigeta
PUBLICATIONS
INTERNATIONAL:
Haus & Auto, 21st Century Houses / 150 of the World’s Best, Archello
JAPAN:
I'm home no.43 , ENGINE 03

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