Slideshow: overlapping openings in the walls and ceilings of this Tokyo house by Japanese architects Suppose Design Office create dozens of views between rooms.
Contained within a rectangular wooden volume, the family house accommodates rooms for living and sleeping on its two main floors, plus an open-plan loft accessed by ladders.
Some rooms on the ground floor are set at a lower level than the corridors, while the attic storage areas are raised up slightly higher than the surrounding floor.
Narrow handrails screen balconies on the upper two floors, so residents have to be careful not to slip over the edges.
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Here's a few key details from the architects:
House in Kokubunji
Location: Kokubunji city,Tokyo,Japan
Principal use: personal house
Site area: 109.11sqm
Building area: 62.53sqm
Total ﬂoor area: 119.21sqm ( 1F:62.53sqm 2F:56.68sqm )
Completion: September. 2011
Design period: November.2009-December.2010
Construction period: December.2010-September. 2011
Client: a couple and two children
Project architect: Makoto Tanijiri [suppose design office]+ Hiroshi Ohno [Ohno JAPAN]
Project team: Makoto Tanijiri [suppose design office]+ Hiroshi Ohno [Ohno JAPAN], in-charge;Keisuke Katayama
Ground floor plan
First floor plan
Second floor plan
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