The wife had much experience at the overseas post of her business. The family had decided to settle a new residence to live with her newborn child. The plot sets at a corner of a famed tranquil residential area and the client had chosen the site for its proximity to overseas embassies. The family love outdoor lifestyles. The exterior arranges a garage for two cars and an outer storehouse while the interior sets a verdant roof balcony on the top for the wife who loves gardening.

The entrance hall of the first floor lays an earth floor with capacious storage. A symbolized stairwell receiving diffused light from the top produces spacious room in a limited volume. The second floor faces tile flooring with an island kitchen. From the large opening, verdant scenery comes in. At any position you feel the spaceless outside because the water area adjoins the roof balcony. The innovative mural storage and the loft play a significant role in realizing commodious and brief space. The massive volume shifting slightly gives a vivid rhythm in the monotonous street while securing the privacy.


  • Location Shimomeguro Meguro ward Tokyo
    Completion 2011.11
    Lot area 89.15㎡
    Site area 49.30㎡
    1F floor area 40.20㎡
    2F floor area 49.30㎡
    Total floor area 89.50㎡
    Structure Timber
    Scale 2F
    Typology Private housing
    Family structure A couple + a child
    Structure engineers Masaki Shimada Architects
    Kenta Masaki
    Facility engineers Shimada Architects
    Zenei Shimada
    Construction Honma Construction
    Photographer Masao Nishikawa
  • 所在地 東京都目黒区下目黒
    竣工 2011年11月
    敷地面積 89.15㎡(25.73坪)
    建築面積 49.30㎡(14.91坪)
    1F床面積 40.20㎡(12.16坪)
    2F床面積 49.30㎡(14.91坪)
    延床面積 89.50㎡(27.07坪)
    構造 木造
    規模 地上2階建
    用途 専用住宅
    家族構成 夫婦(30代)+子供1人
    構造設計 正木構造研究所
    設備設計 シマダ設計
    施工 本間建設
    建築写真 西川公朗