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House of Yaneura  


A three-storey house where every floor is like an attic. The setting is a small site in Shibaura, Tokyo.

Speaking of narrow houses in Tokyo, there are a lot of cramped boxes filled with square boxes that secure a living space. The cityscape with such houses is suffocating to see. There is no denying the psychological pressure on residents.


I thought if all the floors of a small house were attics. Not only as a metaphor for an open space, but also a house where light can be taken in from any floor and there is no feeling of pressure. A small house that offers lightness and breathability without having to become a slave of mass and gravity like before.


As a result, it was designed as a stack of house-shaped boxes and blanks.

By making the second floor a horizontal atrium, the ceiling on the first floor was also daylighted, creating a space that was small but open. Living functions are concentrated on the first floor. The stairway on each floor is covered with a glass box, so the outside air is shut off while making you feel connected to the outside.