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House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

The skinny west wing of this Tokyo house by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects is nine metres high, but less than two metres wide.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Long corridors on each floor of the three-storey house divide it into two uneven halves, which together contain enough rooms to accommodate two families.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

The slender side of the house contains kitchens, bathrooms, closets and a small bedroom, while larger bedrooms and living rooms occupy the wider half.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Instead of doorways, there are large openings in the walls between rooms and corridors, so that the families can communicate with one another from different parts of the house.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

This is the third project by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects that we've featured this month, following a house with holes in the floors and a cafe with courtyards biting through the walls.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

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House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Photography is by Kai Nakamura.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Here are a few lines of textfrom Hiroyuki Shinozaki:


House K

It is a duplex house in quiet residential area.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

The space is not divided by those families but is consisted of living space and its supporting space for both families all together.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Those two different spaces are connected by corridor which gives an impression of outdoor space.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

1.8m wide and 9m high wooden space by small beams and plywood necessarily make wall and floor for kitchen, bathroom and closet.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Ground floor plan - click above for larger image

On the other hand, living space such as living room, dining room and bedroom are roughly collected in a concrete box.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

First floor plan - click above for larger image

On the slender site, two families live and interacted by coming and going along the long corridor.

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Loft plan - click above for larger image

Client: two families
Location: Tokyo, Japan

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Roof plan - click above for larger image

Site area: 165.13sqm
Built area: 161.47sqm(total)
Completion date: November 2011

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Cross section

Structure: Reinforced concreate and wood flame, 2 story
Structure engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Contractor: Sinei,Ltd

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Long section 1 - click above for larger image

House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Long section 2 - click above for larger image