The owners are an early 30s DINKS couple who purchased this tranquil Setagaya plot. This project initiated with their wish to have a RC residence with a garage that embraces master’s cherished mini-cooper.

Adroitly utilizing the corner plot, horizontal windows for the vista of cherry trees are placed on north. Top windows are inserted on south as for sufficient light to pour down from a colonnade.

For the book editor wife, a luxury roof garden is set up where her study space of penthouse lies on the top floor to enjoy outdoor recreations.

Creative and playful contrivances could be seen everywhere such as a projector interpolated in the colonnade to appreciate movies.

Looking at the systematic appearance, the leisured interior is far from imaginable.


Agent : TRANSISTOR (Shigetu Kimura)




[Kenchiku Chishiki]

[Gendainihon no Kenhikuka2009]

[Architecture Highlights 2] (China)2008 The Japan Institute of Architects, 200 prominent architectures selection


Location Shirayama Bunkyo ward Tokyo
Completion 2007. 7
Lot area 80.00㎡
Site area 47.95㎡
1F floor area 44.71㎡
2F floor area 48.90㎡
3F floor area 11.56㎡
Total floor area 104.93㎡
Structure RC
Scale 3F
Typology Private Housing
Family structure A couple (30S)
Structure engineers Masaki Structural Laboratory
Kenta Masaki
Facility engineers Shimada architects
Zenei Shimada
Construction Maekawa Cnstruction
Photographer Masao Nishikawa
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