HOUSE IN KAKINOKIZAKA
HOUSE IN KAKINOKIZAKA is a single-family residence located in an exclusive housing district in central Tokyo.
The design of the house is centered around three conditions: a garage for six vehicles, a generous living space, and high privacy through a reinforced concrete enclosure.
The central courtyard brings the entire house together as a visual backdrop for the living spaces, all of which is surrounded by glass walls. This courtyard is divided into two, the larger offering a landscaped garden between the supercar gallery and living areas, along with the smaller serving as a lightwell for the kitchen on the upper level and the bathroom on the ground floor. These courtyards run in the east-west direction, and are divided by a transfixed circulation passage that runs through the two garage spaces.
The master bedroom is a half-story below the ground level, creating a high ceiling that complies with local sun-shadow regulations that restrict building heights. The building’s facade includes both horizontal and vertical expressions that allow for an appropriate scale in the context of the Kakinokizaka neighborhood.
- 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