Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

The protruding entrance lobby of this Tokyo house has a seamless frosted facade that glows with diffused light.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Top and above: photograph is by Satoshi Shigeta

Named Cube Court House, the three-storey residence by Japanese architects Shinichi Ogawa & Associates encloses a central courtyard and tree.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Above: photograph is by Satoshi Shigeta

A large double-height room occupies the majority of the ground floor, accommodating a kitchen, lounge and dining area.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Two-storey-high glass walls on both sides of the courtyard permit views across from this living room towards bedrooms on the ground and first floors.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

A glazed sunroof is the only room on the top floor and opens out onto a terrace overlooking the courtyard below.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

You can also see more projects by the same architects here, including a long narrow house divided lengthways.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Photography is by SOA, apart from where otherwise stated.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa <br/>& Associates

Above: photograph is by Satoshi Shigeta

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Cube Court House (S Residence)

Within a calm residential area in Tokyo, this house has the two contrasting faces: an intimate, introverted, closed house with courtyard and an outward looking, open glasshouse above.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

A tall wall of frosted glass on the principal façade brings sunlight into the entrance hall, through which the LDK room is accessed.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

The large courtyard is bounded on the North by the LDK and on the opposite side the children’s room and master bedroom.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

The small courtyard is placed for the bathroom and the toilets, interrupting the eyes. Totally closed toward the neighborhood, the cubic courtyard connects these modestly sized rooms indirectly, creating a sense of togetherness, while providing a comfortable, spacious living environment; well ventilated, filled with sunlight and connected to the changing seasons.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

In contrast, the 3rd floor glazed penthouse and a roof top terrace are perfectly opened towards the city.

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Project name: CUBE COURT HOUSE
Completion: 2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Program: residence
Structural system: reinforced concrete, steel frame

Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Site area: 177.72 sqm
Building area: 88.75 sqm
Total floor space: 154.60 sqm