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Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

House Shimouma by Kazuya Saito Architects

Japanese studio Kazuya Saito Architects have completed this wood-framed house on a narrow site in Tokyo, Japan.

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

House Shimouma is the studio's first project and was built in three months on a limited budget.

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

The interior has exposed beams, and bespoke wooden furniture and staircases.

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

The ground floor, which houses the utility space and a bathroom, has a portion removed to create a car port on the exterior.

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

The first floor has a kitchen and living/dining space, with a balcony cut out above the car port.

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

The second floor has two bedrooms and a staircase leading up to a roof-terrace.

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Program: Private residence

Family Structure: Mother + Son + Cats

Architect: KAZUYA SAITO ARCHITECTS

Structural design: Konishi Structural Engineers

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

Construction: Nozaki Builder

Structural system: Wooden

Number of storeys: 3 stories + penthouse floor

Eave height: 8,129 mm

Maximum height: 8,407 mm

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

Site area: 49.41 m²

Building area: 36.85 m²

Total floor area: 109.67 m²

Design period: 2009.10~2010.02

Construction period: 2010.03~2010.06

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

All photos are by Sadao Hotta.

Shimouma House by Kazuya Saito Architects

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