This project started with the plot which locates at a tranquil residential area in west Tokyo. The client is a high school teacher and his wife.

The first floor with slit windows lays a kids room, a main bedroom and a water area while the 2nd floor resolutely sets a family room with a large opening. Taking the privacy into consideration, we adopted a court house with entrance attached and the wall encloses the south opening.

To answer to the coverage ratio, we set a grating balcony which functions as a gentle connection of the 1st and 2nd floor and as a stand to appreciate the view of the symbolized tree.

Making maximum use of the compact plot, the masters cherished modern furniture create lively and dynamic space which cannot be imagined from the outside.


  • Location Kitayamacho Fuchu city Tokyo
    Completion 2012.3
    Lot area 104.36㎡
    Site area 40.99㎡
    1F floor area 40.99㎡
    2F floor area 40.99㎡
    Total floor area 81.98㎡
    Structure RC
    Scale 2F
    Typology Private housing
    Family structure A couple (30s) + 1 child
    Structure engineers Masaki Structure Laboratory
    Kenta Masaki
    Facility engineers Shimada Architects
    Zenei Shimada
    Construction Honma Construction
    Photographer Masao Nishikawa
  • 所在地 東京都府中市北山町
    竣工 2012年3月
    敷地面積 104.36㎡(31.56坪)
    建築面積 40.99㎡(12.37坪)
    1F床面積 40.99㎡(12.37坪)
    2F床面積 40.99㎡(12.37坪)
    延床面積 81.98㎡(24.74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