This is a project by Studio NOA Architect & Associates and it is located at Tokyo, Japan. Project's program: Single family house. There are fifteen images for House in Sanno.
A large space in a small house:
Just in front of the entrance is a large main hall featuring a 6 meter-high ceiling, with bookshelves built into one of the wall. This large central space serves as a shared common space. It contains stairwell leading to and connected with the other rooms. This relatively large void space gives the residence a feeling of spatial continuity as well as openness from slightly small individual rooms in the house.
There is a loft space that can serve as a future children’s room just above the entrance. It is currently being used by the husband as a reading area to indulge his love of books.
An underground mezzanine space leading down from the main hall serves as a bedroom with ample natural light and ventilation. Leading up from the main hall serves as a compact kitchen and dining area equipped with a food preparation area, storage units for tableware and crockery, dishwasher, rice cooker, microwave oven and garbage bins.
Just above this kitchen-dining area, with its low ceiling due to legal height restrictions, houses a wash basin and bathroom with skylight overhead. From balcony the view of the starry sky at night provides the couple with welcome relief from a hard work of the day time.