A couple who works for foreign affiliates newly bought a site in a quiet residential area, with a desire for a house that enables living in coexistence with the art collection of the husband, who is a collector of modern art, and his beloved car. In contrast to the exterior that uses exposed RC and bronze tinted glass, the interior space with an L-shaped plan around the courtyard is open and filled with natural light.

Comfortable light from the dry area, which is connected to the courtyard, illuminates the basement space. The basement has a bedroom for their daughter and a second living room, where the family can relax and casually reside as if in a café or a library. The first floor has a main bedroom and storage areas, as well as an open garage for two cars. The second floor has a formal living/dining/kitchen area that can be used to entertain guests, and bathrooms. All rooms face toward the courtyard, in consideration of privacy protection.

The interior decoration of the living/dining/kitchen area with a gloss-coated kitchen, built-in storage, and Italian modern furniture consists of chic colors of mainly gray and beige. Colorful art pieces by Mika Ninagawa that utilize primary colors add stimulation to the space, and exist while enhancing each other’s presence. Furthermore, the symbolic tree view from the picture window creates a borrowed scenery. Diffused light from high windows and skylights formulates fine fluctuations in the gray scene. This living space, which resembles a small art museum in a city, also functions as a system to travel back and forth between the ordinary and extraordinary while interacting with nature, seasons, and aesthetic feelings created by humans.

Mika Ninagawa
Acid Bloom 2003
.A N) mika ninagawa

Acid Bloom 2003
.A N) mika ninagawa


  • Location Setagaya word Tokyo
    Completion 2015.3
    Site Area 155.99㎡
    Building Area 62.32㎡
    B1F floor area 49.62㎡
    1F floor area 36.48㎡
    2F floor area 58.46㎡
    Total floor area 144.56㎡
    Structure RC
    Scale B1F,2F
    Typology Private housing
    Structure engineers Masaki Structures
    Kenta Masaki
    Facility engineers Naoki Matsumoto
    Costruction Tsuyuki Kensetsu
    Photographer Masao Nishikawa
    Producer The house
  • 所在地 東京都世田谷区
    竣工 2015年3月
    敷地面積 155.99㎡(47.18坪)
    建築面積 62.32㎡(18.85坪)
    B1F床面積 49.62㎡(15.01坪)
    1F床面積 36.48㎡(11.03坪)
    2F床面積 58.46㎡(17.68坪)
    延床面積 144.56㎡(43.72坪)
    構造 RC造
    規模 地下1階地上2階建
    用途 専用住宅
    構造設計 正木構造研究所
    設備設計 松本尚樹
    照明設計 シリウスライティングオフィス
    施工 露木建設
    建築写真 西川公朗
    プロデュース ザ・ハウス