The owner is a bridge engineering company agent working around the globe. Having long life abroad, the client had wished to own a residence which functions as a hub for the family and the parents.

The plot locates in a commercial area just around a highway. The vicinity is mixed with new and old stores and factories. The plot is surrounded by medium-size buildings and apartments which assign us a hard task of how to deal with sunlight. The facade consists of the combination of glazed blocks, sharp sashes and top lights. The diagonal wall on the frontage shapes an unique proportion.


Location Shirogane Minato ward Tokyo
Completion 2011.6
Lot area 96.80㎡
Site area 73.37㎡
1F floor area 38.30㎡
2F floor area 70.48㎡
3F floor area 65.15㎡
4F floor area 34.42㎡
PH floor area 7.58㎡
Total floor area 215.93㎡
Structure RC
Scale 4F
Typology Duplex
Family structure A couple (30s) + 2 children + Parents
Structure engineers Masaki Structure Laboratory
Kenta Masaki
Facility engineers Shimada Architects
Zenei Shimada
Construction Maekawa Construction
Photographer Masao Nishikawa
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