This is a project of a compact residence along railroads in Ohta ward Tokyo. The master works at a certain major office interior company and his wife with an experience in an architect office.

This small house is located just in front of railroad tracks. The client planned to rent out the first floor studio and live on the second and third floors, requesting a compact design yet dynamic. Several bold windows are arranged in the exterior wall facing the tracks considering their sense of privacy and internal world of courtyard with Jacuzzi. This residence successfully realized the client’s wish to both benefit from the rental unit income and enjoy life in a compact urban residence.


[MONO Magazine]



[Jutaku Joho]

[Atarashii SUMAI no SEKKEI]

[Architectural Magazine] (The Japan Institute of Architects)

[Kenchiku Chishiki]


Location Ikegami Ohta ward Tokyo
Completion 2008. 8
Lot area 74.50㎡
Site area 44.10㎡
1F floor area 36.00㎡
2F floor area 40.50㎡
3F floor area 33.21㎡ (10.04坪)
Total floor area 109.71㎡
Structure RC
Scale 3F
Typology Private housing
Family structure A couple (30s) + a child
Structure engineers Masaki Structural Laboratory
Kenta Masaki
Facility engineers Shimada Architects
Zenei Ssimada
Construction Ueshima Construction
Photographer Masao Nishikawa
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