This is a project by LEVEL Architects and it is located at Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. There are eighteen images for House in Shimokitazawa.
There is in quiet area through noisy surroundings-shimokitazawa. The client is creative director of advertising. He always considers about design, therefore we were required of audacious design with finespun.
This house with single-story with half basement is lower than neighborhood. Its volume was decided because of securing 3-meters ceiling height and the client's desire is what the client does not like to form by law control.
Through entrance, courtyard appear. This place is buffer space covered with glass eave and full hight glass window. Its lightness window has the insect screen. But it is not clearness. We had to consider about the insect screen on comfortable livelihood. As a result, we designed special insect screen which has extension function like a large bed net. Doing so disappeared existence of insect screen and increased togetherness of inside space and outside space.
Living room has BRISE SOLEIL at west side. It keeps the room inside in lightness. And it shade strong light from sun. Stair space, for basement floor, is filled in lightness softly by BRISE SOLEIL.
In basement floor, there are bedroom and bathroom around courtyard. We removed beds from each bedrooms, and integrated all beds in a bedroom. Its bedroom has no beds. So its bedroom is bed to sleep by whole family. Spaces for sleeping were removed from each bedroom, its space get freedom as individual room more. This bedroom, it should be shin up from other place and lay on, is bed with 9.9m2 and it is a comfortable room.
It became a residence with rich and value spaces that have ingenious contrivances on each story. You will be not able to imagine them from its simple exterior.