The plot is located at the intersection facing a large highway along the Toden Arakawa-line.

The owners are a computer company agent and his wife and their new born daughter.

The master who used to be an automobile designer had wished to own a luxury and aesthetic residence.

The plot is a trapezoid form and less than 60 m2. Thus trapezoid shapes appear everywhere as the motif. Side-roofed wall made of legal barium steel panels and wide-opened are arranged in the façade.

On the first floor, the masters study space is laid out widely in the center while the water space and bedroom are embedded along the outline.

The second floor has a large sequential space with the wifes kitchen counter and dining table lead from the 1st floor with skip floors.

The access to the rooftop is the stairs which brace up the space as a symbol. The crossover of the north trapezoid top lights and natural light coming through the south series of windows performs as an illusion.


  • Location Arakawa Arakawa Ward Tokyo
    Completion 2010年3月
    Lot area 63.03㎡
    Site area 44.00㎡
    1F floor area 38.82㎡
    2F floor area 48.01㎡
    Total floor area 86.83㎡
    Structure Timber
    Scale 2F
    Typology Private Housing
    Family structure A couple + 3 children
    Structure engineers Row fat structure
    Taro Yokoyama
    Facility engineers Shimada Architects
    Zenei Shimada
    Construction Honma Construction
    Photographer Masao Nishikawa
  • 所在地 東京都荒川区荒川
    竣工 2010年3月
    敷地面積 63.03㎡(19.97坪)
    建築面積 44.00㎡(13.31坪)
    1F床面積 38.82㎡(11.74坪)
    2F床面積 48.01㎡(14.52坪)
    延床面積 86.83㎡(26.26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 ロウファットストラクチュア
    設備設計 シマダ設計
    施工 本間建設
    建築写真 西川公朗